LEXINGTON – Kentucky Blood Center has provided a $500 Power of Life Scholarship to Charlotte Jacobs, of Martin, an Allen Central High School graduate. Jacobs plans to attend Big Sandy Community & Technical College in the fall.
Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has awarded more than 500 scholarships to Kentucky high schools that host blood drives. The school earns the award based on the number of donations at blood drives hosted by the school.
During the 2015-16 schoolyear, 100 high schools hosted nearly 300 blood drives and more than $70,000 in scholarships have been awarded to the schools to present to worthy students for their continued education.
“KBC realizes the important role high school blood donors play in the healthcare of their communities. At high school drives this past school year, students donated more than 8,000 life-saving blood components, and their generosity positively impacted the local blood supply,” said Bill Reed, KBC President and CEO. “We appreciate what they do for their communities, and we feel strongly that we should thank them for their efforts.”
Power of Life scholarships are awarded each school year based on the units of blood donated at blood drives that each high school or vocational school sponsors. Schools can receive up to a one-time scholarship worth up to $3,000. The schools determine the scholarship recipients, and KBC pays the scholarship directly to the establishment of higher education.