ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers is very excited to introduce the Rock Your School for Life Student Scholarship Award, a student scholarship opportunity that provides one talented high school senior with a $2,000 scholarship toward further academic pursuits. Essays must be submitted through the Memorial Blood Centers school scholarship page, http://www.mbc.org/scholarship by March 4, 2011. High school seniors throughout the Twin Cities Metro and Northland areas are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for this award, students must be planning to attend a continuing education institution and submit a written essay online at http://www.mbc.org/scholarship to the following set of questions:
"Think ahead to what your life will be like five years from now. What will you have done to help ensure your community has a steady blood supply? Specifically explain your role as an advocate for blood donation. What are the major challenges you expect to face to staying involved and how do you think you will overcome them?"
- Essays must be submitted through Memorial Blood Centers' website, http://www.mbc.org/scholarship by March 4, 2011.
- Essays will be scored on a point system broken down into four categories: relevance to topic, originality, writing style and mechanics.
- The winner will be announced and presented the scholarship award on April 7, 2011.
About Rock Your School for Life High School Programs
Memorial Blood Centers annually offers participating students and their schools the opportunity to be recognized with a variety of cash and scholarship awards-totaling $8,000-and during a Rock Your School for Life mid-summer ceremony celebrating their achievements. Visit our High School Programs page http://www.mbc.org/Schools/High-School-Programs for more information on our programs and educational workshops for students.
About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 60 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. Learn more at the Memorial Blood Centers blood donation website, http://www.mbc.org.
SOURCE Memorial Blood Centers