2020 STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Scholarship Winners 2020

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 State Scholarships. Every student submitting an application is eligible for the National Scholarships. Students who attend school in states with State Scholarships are automatically eligible for those scholarships, too (note: applicants are limited to one scholarship award).

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

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Any questions? email us at theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org

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Scholarship Program Rules

The application deadline is midnight, April 21, 2020 May 10, 2020 Eastern daylight time.

In order to be eligible, 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.

If you have any questions, email us at theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org.

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

One application per student.

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 will receive their scholarship monetary award by June 30, 2020, and their schools will be contacted by June 30, 2020 to coordinate for the delivery of their Stop the Bleed Kits. Winning students for State Scholarships will receive their scholarship monetary award by October 30, 2020, and their schools will be contacted in October 2020 to coordinate for the delivery of their Stop the Bleed Kits.

National STOP THE BLEED® Day 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

State Scholarships

Sponsored by Stop the Bleed Coalition and SAM Medical

There are three Scholarships available per state (either video or essay submission).

Currently, the states with available scholarships available are Oregon, Texas, Indiana, South Carolina and New Jersey. More states will be added soon (so stay tuned).

  • 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

States with Scholarships

  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Indiana
  • South Carolina
  • New Jersey

Scholarship Sponsors