STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program

The program has made over $175,000 in awards to high school students and their schools across the U.S since it began. This year, in addition to National Scholarships, the program is introducing STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Impact Scholarships.

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by addressing the scholarship topic below.

More and more, individuals and organizations are building community through the STOP THE BLEED® training and other activities. In these stressful times, STOP THE BLEED® unites people under a common cause, builds community resilience, and fosters connections. The campaign is about community members knowing they are there for one another, if tragedy strikes. And in a world where emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye, building a prepared and resilient community is essential.

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 STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Impact 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.

Any questions? email us at theteam@stopthebleedproject.org

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Scholarship Program Rules

The application deadline is midnight, May 31, 2024 Eastern daylight time.

In order to be eligible for the National Scholarships and STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact 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 STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact Scholarships, you must have a STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Sponsor, licensed by the Stop the Bleed Coalition.

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

When you submit your application for a STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact Scholarship, you will receive an email confirmation and your parent/guardian and your STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Sponsor will receive a notification.

Students can apply once for the National Scholarships and, if eligible, can also apply for the STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact 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 STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Impact Scholarships will receive their scholarship monetary award by July 31, 2024.  Schools will be contacted to coordinate for the delivery of their Stop the Bleed Kits in September 2024.  STOP THE BLEED®  Instructor Sponsors will be contacted to coordinate the delivery of their STOP THE BLEED®  training equipment in August 2024.

The STOP THE BLEED® 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 will be two sets of National Scholarships:

  • The first set of scholarships will be chosen from video submission
  • The second set of scholarships will be chosen from essay submission

This means that the First, Second, and Third Place categories will each have two winners: one chosen from video submissions, and one chosen from essay submissions.

To apply, write an essay or make a short video that makes the case for How can STB build community.

  • First Place

    $1000 Scholarship awarded to the student

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

  • Second Place

    $750 Scholarship awarded to the student

    7 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® Instructor Impact Scholarships

Training is at the heart of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. Licensed STOP THE BLEED® instructors are the ones that make that heart beat. These scholarships are designed to draw attention to the critical role that STOP THE BLEED® instructors play in the growth of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and the impact that they have.

In order to apply, a student must name a STOP THE BLEED® instructor sponsor, licensed by the Stop the Bleed Coalition, or someone who has made an application to become licensed and is eligible to be approved. Information about the STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Program is available on this page.

To apply, write an essay or make a short video that tells the story of the work your STOP THE BLEED® instructor sponsor is doing and the impact they are making in their community.

  • STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Impact Scholarship

    $1000 Scholarship awarded to the student

    Training equipment awarded to the STOP THE BLEED®  instructor sponsor.

How to find an Instructor licensed by the Stop the Bleed Coalition

To find an instructor licensed by the Stop the Bleed Coalition in your community, speak to your school nurse, local fire department, police department or emergency services organizations. If they are not aware of a current Licensed Instructor near you, a qualified member of any of these organizations can submit an Instructor application and become your Instructor sponsor.

In order to become a licensed instructor, individuals must possess a healthcare or emergency services background or have experience training others in these areas. Doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMS professionals are some of the types of individuals who are licensed instructors.

Scholarship Sponsors