STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program

The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program has granted over $175,000 in scholarship awards based upon inspiring essays and videos. The 2024 scholarship cycle will open for applications in March 2024.

Check out the 2023 winners: 2023 Scholarship Winners
Below are the details of the 2023 Scholarship Program. These will be updated with a new prompt and updated scholarships when we announce the 2024 program.

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 the topic below.

There are a growing number of states that have adopted or who are considering adopting STOP THE BLEED® Legislation that require people to become STOP THE BLEED® trained and for STOP THE BLEED® Equipment to be placed in various building types – schools, workplaces, etc. The US Congress is also working on bi-partisan STOP THE BLEED® bill. Many local and county governments are doing the same.

Make the case as to why your local or state government should adopt STOP THE BLEED® legislation. Your essay or video should be in the form of a pitch to your local or state elected representative (for example, your Mayor, local Council Member, Congressional Representative, Senator or Governor).

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 31, 2023 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 Families Scholarships, you must have a parent or guardian who is a frontline worker.

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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 Families 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 Families Scholarships will receive their scholarship monetary award by July 30, 2023, and their schools will be contacted to coordinate for the delivery of their Stop the Bleed Kits in September 2023.

The 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

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

    $2000 Scholarship awarded to the student

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

  • Second Place

    $1000 Scholarship awarded to the student

    10 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

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 works on the Front Line.

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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