Friday, October 19, 2012

Scholarship available for 'holiday heroes'

High school and college students home for the holidays will have the opportunity to win a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship” from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC).

To qualify for a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship,” students must: Choose a blood drive location in their community; select a date between Nov. 18-25 or between Dec. 22-Jan. 6, 2013; recruit friends, family and neighbors to donate blood; and collect a minimum of 25 units.

CBCC will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who collects the most units. Martin Grable, president and CEO of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, said in a press release that students make up about 20 percent of the donor base and the organization relies on their efforts.

For questions or to register for the “Holiday Heroes Scholarship” program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at