STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program

The application period for this year’s Scholarship Program consisting of National Scholarships and Frontline Families Scholarships is now closed. Thank you for all your applications.

Scholarship award winners will be announced on or shortly after National STOP THE BLEED® day – May 20, 2021. Please check your email and our social media posts.

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by a) making a 1 to 2 minute video or b) writing an essay from 250 to 500 words addressing one of the topic areas below.

The STOP THE BLEED® campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff and The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.
Resilience: Being able to confront a traumatic event and be able to move forward and act as needed

Driving is a big responsibility. According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration, in the United States alone there are more than 6-million car accidents each year – resulting in nearly 36,000 fatalities. Since teen-related accidents account for the most injuries and fatalities, how can Stop the Bleed training benefit you and those that may be at risk of traumatic hemorrhaging prior to the arrival of emergency responders.

A growing number of states across the country have enacted legislation requiring Stop the Bleed training for high school students. In some states, it is a graduation requirement. Tell us and support your opinion about requiring Stop the Bleed training for high school students.

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools of the winning students will receive free STOP THE BLEED® Kits.

This year’s program consists of National Scholarships and Frontline Family Scholarships. Please note that these scholarships have separate applications. Eligible students can apply for both scholarships. Students are limited to one scholarship award.

Eligibility is limited to high school age students in the US and its territories.

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Scholarship Program Rules

The application deadline is midnight, May 8, 2021 Eastern daylight time.

In order to be eligible for the National Scholarships, you must be a student attending high school in the United States and its territories. Home schooled students who would otherwise be attending high school are also eligible. In order to be eligible for the Frontline Family Scholaships, you must have a parent or guardian who has worked on the frontline during the pandemic (February 2020 to March 2021).

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When you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation and your parent/guardian and school point of contact will receive a notification.

Students can apply once for the National Scholarships and, if eligible, can also apply for the Frontline Family Scholarships.

If you are submitting a video, double check the URL before you add it to the application form to ensure it is working. Also, make sure you have the “public” setting for it turned on.

If you are submitting an essay, include your name (first, last) and your email address at the top of the page.

Winning students for National Scholarships and the Frontline Family Scholarships will receive their scholarship monetary award by June 30, 2021, and their schools will be contacted by June 30, 2021 to coordinate for the delivery of their Stop the Bleed Kits.

The National STOP THE BLEED® Day project reserves the right to utilize any essay or video content submitted as part of an application for the purpose of promoting the STOP THE BLEED® campaign.

National Scholarships

Sponsored by Stop the Bleed Coalition and Z-Medica, LLC

There are two sets of National Scholarships:

  • One set of scholarships is based on a video submission
  • A second set of scholarships is based on an essay submission
  • First Place

    $3000 Scholarship awarded to the student

    30 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

  • Second Place

    $1500 Scholarship awarded to the student

    15 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

  • Third Place

    $500 Scholarship awarded to the student

    5 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

STOP THE BLEED® Front Line Families Scholarships

Sponsored by Z-Medica, Stop the Bleed Coalition, and Amp Your Good

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all better appreciation of the important role that so many play in making our country work – all of those who perform their work on the Front Line – making sure we have food, teaching our children, taking care of us in hospitals and caring for the elderly. These Front Line workers join the people we usually think about – our police, our firefighters, EMTs and those serving in the military.

The Front Line Families Scholarships are being offered to high school students who have a parent or guardian who has been on the Front Line this past year.

To apply, write an essay or make a short video telling us your family’s story – what your parent(s) or guardian(s) have been doing on their frontline and what you learned from that.

  • Front Line Families Scholarship

    $1000 Scholarship awarded to the student

    5 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school

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