Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

Lacota Marie Allison Scholarship and Grant Program

Marsh Regional Blood Center is honored to announce that our high school scholarship and grant program will be dedicated to the memory of Lacota Marie Allison. Codi, a senior at Volunteer High School, always supported her school’s blood drives. We would like to thank her parents, Steve and Angie Allison, for allowing us to honor Codi for her commitment to helping save lives through the precious gift of blood donation.

Marsh Regional Blood Center has been the largest hometown supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast Tenn. and Southwest Va. for 70 years. The mission of Marsh Regional has been to collect and maintain blood supplies to meet local needs. Through generous support from thousands of our family members, friends, neighbors and dedicated students like Codi, Marsh Regional has steadily grown and today supplies 17 medical facilities, 4 cancer centers, and air rescue, all located in Northeast Tenn. and Southwest Va.

Marsh conducts blood drives with 40 high schools throughout Northeast Tenn. and Southwest Va.  Each year Marsh Regional Blood Center awards at least six $500 educational grants and six $1,000 scholarships to high schools and students in our region.

The Lacota Allison Memorial Scholarship and Grant Program will remember a beautiful young lady who loved to help others – Give Here, Help Here!


Save the summer web page

Marsh Regional Blood Center is always looking for opportunities to increase donations over the summer break and that’s why we started this scholarship opportunity! We know that we can always count on our dedicated high school and college students to rise to the occasion, and we want to offer them a reward for going the extra mile with our Save the Summer Scholarship program. This scholarship opportunity is in addition to the existing grants and scholarships that Marsh makes available to students and schools.

We are asking students to help us save local lives by conducting blood drives. Area high school juniors, seniors and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Marsh Regional Blood Center during their summer break will be eligible to win a scholarship for their college education. Marsh will award $500 to the student who collects the most units with a check made payable directly to the college or university of their choice.

How to Save the Summer:

  • Choose a blood drive location in your community or opt to host the drive at either of our locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, or Bristol
  • Select a date during your Summer break
  • Recruit friends, family members and neighbors to donate (Hint: use social media)
  • Collect a minimum of 25 units
  • Units can be blood or platelets (platelets will be counted as double points)
  • Donors must let us know the name of the “Summer Saver” they are donating for at registration

Any student that collects 50 units will automatically win a $500 scholarship!

We are excited about this program and look forward to helping the students in our community further their educations. We ask that you please share this information with your eligible students, and feel free to make copies and post this letter around your campus.  For more information or for assistance, call us at (423) 408-7500.


 Holiday Heroes Scholarship

During this holiday season, Marsh Regional Blood Center is looking for opportunities to increase donations when they are historically low. We know that we can always count on our dedicated high school and college students to rise to the occasion, and we want to offer them a reward for going the extra mile with our Holiday Heroes Scholarship program. This scholarship opportunity is in addition to the existing grants and scholarships that Marsh makes available to students and schools.

We are asking students to help us save local lives by becoming Holiday Heroes. Area high school juniors, seniors and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Marsh Regional Blood Center during designated period will be eligible to win a scholarship for their college education. Marsh will award $500 to the student who collects the most units with a check made payable directly to the college or university of their choice.

How to become a Holiday Hero:

Choose a blood drive location in your community or opt to host the drive at either of our locations in Kingsport, Johnson City, or Bristol

  • Select a date and time during designated time period (contact Marsh for details)
  • Recruit friends, family members and neighbors to donate (Hint: use social media)
  • Collect a minimum of 25 units
  • Units can be blood or platelets (platelets will be counted as double points)
  • Donors must let us know the name of the “Holiday Hero” they are donating for at registration
  • Any student that collects 50 units will automatically win a $500 scholarship!

 We are excited about continuing this program and look forward to helping the students in our community further their educations. We ask that you please share this information with your eligible students, and feel free to make copies and post this letter around your campus.  For more information or for assistance, call us at (423) 408-7500.

 

 


 

MARSH REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF $22,000

FOR 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS 

KINGSPORT – Marsh Regional Blood Center is proud to announce the winners of scholarship funds totaling $22,000 for the 2017 scholarship year.  “Twenty-two thousand sounds like a fairly sizeable number,” Director Don Campbell says. “But the truth of it is we owe these students and these institutions a debt that goes far beyond any amount of money.  Approximately one out of every three units of blood we collect comes from a high school student.  That number is up from previous years. In a normal year, one out of every five units is donated by a high school student.”

Recipients of scholarships are chosen through various programs.  Large, medium, and small high schools compete for the highest collection numbers throughout the year in order to earn scholarships.  Also, individual students can earn scholarships by participating in the “Save the Summer” and “Holiday Hero” promotions.  Marsh also awards some grant money to the high school organizations who help with drives such as HOSA, JROTC, and school clubs.

“Our scholarships are funded through a variety of sources,” Operations Manager Ray Bell says.  “The main source is our annual scholarship golf tournament.  We started that tournament four years ago to really increase what we are able to do in order to thank these kids and raise awareness about what they do for this community.  Not only are they saving lives, but they are learning to do something to give back and help their family, friends and neighbors.  We are proud of these kids and honored to be able to give something back to them.”

2017 SCHOLARSHIPS

LARGE H.S.

Dobyns Bennett HS:

Emily Carroll – Tennessee Technical University

 

Daniel Boone HS:

Monica Clark – Northeast State

 

David Crockett HS:

Ashlea Reeves-Tusculum College

 

Volunteer HS:

Kaili Williams – Northeast State

 

MEDIUM H.S.

Sullivan East HS:

Kayla Doyle – Northeast

 

Virginia High School:

Michelle Barker – King University

Kristian Wilson – UT

Katheryn Mahoney- Lincoln Memorial

 

Gate City HS:

Haley Elisabeth Banks – Emory & Henry

 

Richlands HS:

Olivia Brook Griffith – Southwest VA Community College

 

John S. Battle HS:

Emily Jacobs – King University

 

SMALL H.S. 

Castlewood HS:

Grayson Wright – Southwest VA Community College

 

Honaker HS:

Alyson K Lowe – Southwest VA Community College

 

Twin Valley HS:

Stephen D Mullins – Radford University

 

Holston HS:

Laura Warburton – Mesa Community College

 

Hancock HS:

Trevor Parks – Walter’s State Community College

 

Johnson Co. HS:

Joseph Lawson – ETSU

 

 

Save the Summer & Holiday Hero 

ETSU:

Hunter Hess – Save Summer $500

 

Sullivan North HS:

Caitlin Hauk – Holiday Hero $500 Attending Alice Lloyd

 

Sullivan East HS:

Briar Wolfe – Holiday Hero $500 Attending ETSU

 

MECC

Nathan Ward – Save Summer $500

 

School Grants – $500 Grant

Council High School

Twin Springs High School

VA High School

Gate City High School

Dobyns Bennett High School

Volunteer High School

JW Adams Combined School, Pound, VA

 

The scholarship program is named after Lacota Marie Allison, who was best known by her nickname Codi. She was a student at Volunteer who had helped with multiple drives at the school and also donated blood. She died in 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

For more information about blood donation, please call 423-408-7500 or visit www.marshblood.com. Donors can also connect at www.facebook.com/MarshBlood and @Marsh_Blood on Twitter.