STUDENT ORGANIZER $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
Step 1: Eligibility
Student Organizers for the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge are automatically considered for a $1,000.00 scholarship by submitting their Student Organizer Application. Only one student will be selected as the Student Organizer per college/university campus by the Event Advisor and approved by the MSF Service Learning Coordinator. Former student organizers are encouraged to return the following year to serve in this leadership role until they graduate, but must have their Event Advisor’s endorsement every year. Applicants not selected to hold the Student Organizer role are encouraged to become assistants and apply for the leadership role the following year.
Step 2: Selection Process
The winner of the scholarship will be selected only from those Student Organizers who finish in the Top 50 most successful blood drives as determined by the point system discussed in the Student Organizer Manual. See Tools section on event page for details. Other factors that will be considered in the selection process will be cumulative Grade Point Average, demonstrated Leadership, and Community Service activity. You will be asked to promptly submit your resume shortly after all the blood drives have been completed and scored.
- To be $1000 Scholarship Eligible: You must do BOTH
Before your Drive….SUBMIT GOALS: http://bit.ly/NBDCGoals15
After your Drive…. REPORT RESULTS: http://bit.ly/NBDCResults15
Step 3: Finalists
Additionally, Top 50 finalists will be suggested to create & post a 30-60 second YouTube testimonial video answering the following question as instructed by the YouTube video below. Not mandatory, but highly recommended to help the Sponsors and Scholarship committee learn more about you and/or your team. You may include your club/chapter members or do it yourself; your choice. Each individual sponsor may request your resume and may contact you directly. They will evaluate candidates based on 1) GPA, 2) community service, and 3) leadership.
- YouTube Testimonial: Answer this question clearly: “Why I volunteered to lead the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge on my college/university campus?”
Be sure to include in the title of your YouTube video the words “Chavez Challenge” and your school’s name; That way it will be found online. Example: “2014 Chavez Challenge – University of Texas at Austin”
Step 4: Winners!
There will be at several winners! Our objective to grow the Scholarship Fund to the level that all Top 50 may be awarded $1000 Scholarships. Some scholarship sponsors may opt to provide the $1000 value with inkind services, products or a discount towards their products/services. The winner(s) will receive the $1,000.00 directly. Scholarship winners have the option to either apply the award towards their own educational expenses, or share the award with their student organization. 100% of the sponsor charitable contributions are applied towards the scholarship awards.
The selection committee includes MSF Board Members, Sponsors, and the MSF Service Learning Coordinator.
Each institution is only eligible to receive on scholarship per years.
Selection Criteria: All Top 50 finalists are equally eligible. Criteria to be utilized by each sponsor and MSF scholarship committee varies, but generally include GPA, Leadership, Community Service, and their overall spirited engagement with the Chavez Challenge campaign.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS – watch instructional video
“Why I became a Student Organizer?” Video Testimonial
Meet Vivian! of University of Texas (Hispanic Nurses Association) – $1000 Scholarship Winner!
Meet Celina! of Central Washington University (College Assistance Migrant Program) – $1000 Scholarship Winner!
Former Scholarship Winners
HNSA – Hispanic Nurses Student Association
Univ of TX Health Science Ctr at San Antonio – Dr. Lark Ford
Blood Center Partner: South Texas Blood and Tissue Blood Center – Sandy Cordell
Scholarship Sponsor: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company
Top 50 Rank: 2nd
Meet Vanessa! http://youtu.be/DngMKamGhhg
LTA – Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority & Cultural Greek Council
California State University, Long Beach – Brett Waterfield
Blood Center Partner: Life Stream Blood Center – Kristy Heisser
Scholarship Sponsor: Incept Communications
Top 50 Rank: 9th
Meet Jacky! http://youtu.be/SOMO7ygwpo0
BESO – Bilingual Education Student Organization
Kansas State University – Pedro Espinoza
Blood Center Partner: American Red Cross – Kristi Ingalls
Scholarship Sponsor: International Service Learning – $500
Top 50 Rank: 21st
Meet Graciela! http://youtu.be/Tyeh7NgCS6I
HNSA – Hispanic Nurses Student Association
University of Texas at Austin – Dr. Arturo De Lozanne
Blood Center Partner: South Texas Blood and Tissue Blood Center – Nisha Bagepalli
Scholarship Sponsor: International Service Learning – $1000
Top 50 Rank: 36th
Meet Vivian! http://youtu.be/1-bHAHzxlrs
CAMP – College Assistance Migrant Program
Central Washington University – Veronica Dimas
Blood Center Partner: American Red Cross – JayAnn Merkle
Scholarship Sponsor: Migrant Student Foundation
Top 50 Rank: 50th (founder of first ever health fair!)
Meet Celina! http://youtu.be/ndR3Id1PWwM
Health & Science Club
Crafton Hills College – Dr. Truong
Blood Center Partner: LifeStream – Marianna Knowles
Scholarship Sponsor: LifeStream Blood Center
Top 50 Rank: 50th
Harmanpreet Paneras & Michael Perez
Chicanos for Community Medicine
Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity
California State University, Northridge – Agustin “Augie” Garibay
Blood Center Partner: LifeStream – Karen Limon
Scholarship Sponsor: Hemacare
Top 50 Rank: 20th
Vote for Best Picture Award – $200 Pizza Party Prize