National Stop the Bleed Day Scholarships

Winners announced! We have 3 winners from each state: Oregon, Washington, California, and Texas.

State Scholarship Winners

Thanks to all the students who applied for the scholarships. Your thoughtfulness and creativity is inspiring.

There are three winners from each of these states: Oregon, Washington, California, and Texas. The winners were selected from the essay or video submissions of students in each state.

A special thanks to SAM Medical, who sponsored the State Scholarships for National Stop the Bleed Day.

Oregon winners

  • First Place - Sogand Farhangi

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Beaverton High School,  Beaverton, OR

    Link to video

  • Second Place - Aylenna Busse

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, OR

    Link to video

  • Third Place - Jordyn Anderson

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass, OR

    “I believe that Stop the Bleed’s work is essential to initiating a conversation about finding solutions to these tragic events, and I hope to reflect their values in the work I do as an aspiring Emergency Medicine Physician.”

Washington winners

  • First Place - Anne Callens

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Redmond High School,  Redmond, WA

    “It is far better to be prepared and pray you never have to use your emergency skills, than to not be ready and hope someone is never in need.”

  • Second Place - Nina Frame

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to Sultan Senior High School, Sultan, WA

    “Programs like Stop the Bleed have our backs by providing us with the tools necessary to take care of our community.”

  • Third Place Essay - Natasha Puzon

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA

    “Stop the Bleed offers schools and communities the opportunity to take control and improve a potentially devastating outcome.”

California winners

  • First Place - Darryl Payton

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Rancho Verde High School,  Moreno Valley, CA

    Link to video

  • Second Place - Evelyn Contreras

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to El Rancho High School, Pico Rivera, CA

    “Being trained to save a life would grant students, and teachers, some sense of control. It would break the phrase ‘Paralyzed by fear.'”

  • Third Place - Trevor McGreary

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Valhalla High School, El Cajon, CA

    “As much as we all might try and work toward a more peaceful co-existence with one another, we cannot deny the realities of violence of the tragic losses that occur.”

Texas winners

  • First Place - Diya Mistry

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Lone Star High School,  Frisco, TX

    Link to video

  • Second Place - Eric Queller

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to Sandra Day O’Connor High School, Helotes, TX

    “My goal has been to improve school safety by helping Northside ISD, the fourth largest school district in the state of Texas, prepare to respond to an active threat as well as to daily emergencies.”

  • Third Place - Dominic Villarreal

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Goose Creek Memorial High School, Baytown, TX
    Link to video

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State Scholarships – Oregon, Washington, California, Texas

Entry deadline, May 31, 2019 – Sponsored by SAM Medical

Three scholarships per state are available. Using the same entry formats (video or essay) as the National scholarships, high school-age students in Oregon, Washington, California, and Texas have opportunities to earn Stop the Bleed Scholarships. (Any existing submissions to the National Scholarships from students in these states will be automatically included in the State Scholarship offerings.)

Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools that winning students attend will receive free Stop the Bleed Kits.

Scholarships per state

  • 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

Submissions must be received by theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org no later than 5/31/19. All submissions should include the following:

Essay or Video; student name and grade; school name and address (street, state, and zip);  name, title, and email for one school point of contact (teacher, school nurse, guidance counselor or principal).

Essays should be sent as a Word or Google doc. Videos should be posted to YouTube and the link included in the submission.

Winners and their schools will be notified by June 11, 2019 to coordinate scholarship funding and for the schools to receive the Stop the Bleed Kits and Training.

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

Please send any questions to theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org

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National Scholarship Winners

We had a beyond incredible turnout for our #stopthebleed Scholarship Program! Over 1500 submissions from students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. From an outstanding group of finalists, 6 winners were chosen – 3 video winners and 3 essay winners.

A special thanks to the organizations that sponsored the National Stop the Bleed Scholarships: Stop the Bleeding Coalition and Z-Medica

National winners – Video

  • First Place Video - Elyas Masrour

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Ward Melville High School,  East Setauket, NY

    Link to video

  • Second Place Video - Tobechi Mezu

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to the Carroll County Career & Technology Center, Westminster, MD

    Link to video

  • Third Place Video - Bridget Carlson

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN

    Link to video

National winners – Essay

  • First Place Essay - Noelle Mason

    $3000 Scholarship and 30 Stop the Bleed Kits to Castle View High School,  Castle Rock, CO

    “In the past I have applied for scholarships because I wanted the money to help me attend college. Now, I am writing this essay because I am more interested in the Stop the Bleed kits that could be donated to my school.”

  • Second Place Essay - Samantha Goldberg

    $1500 Scholarship and 15 Stop the Bleed Kits to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

    “Until we can stop an AR-15 from coming into our schools, we need to be able to respond with more than just denim jackets and shirt sleeves.”

  • Third Place Essay - Megan Wright

    $500 Scholarship and 5 Stop the Bleed Kits to Calhoun High School, Calhoun, GA

    “I believe that receiving this scholarship could really catapult the work I have already done by raising awareness, allowing others to find the same passion I discovered within myself two years ago. I hope you will partner with me as I continue the effort to Stop the Bleed.”

National Scholarships

Entry deadline, May 9, 2019 – Sponsored by Stop the Bleeding Coalition and Z-Medica

Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by making a 1 to 2 minute video or writing an essay from 250 to 500 words to tell us about why Stop the Bleed is important to you, to your school and to your community. Winning students will receive scholarship money towards post secondary education. The schools that winning students attend will receive free Stop the Bleed Kits.

  • First Place - 2 awards

    $3000 Scholarship awarded to the student

    30 Stop the Bleed Kits to the student’s high school

  • Second Place - 2 awards

    $1500 Scholarship awarded to the student

    15 Stop the Bleed Kits to the student’s high school

  • Third Place - 2 awards

    $500 Scholarship awarded to the student

    5 Stop the Bleed Kits to the student’s high school

Submissions must be received by theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org no later than 5/9/19. All submissions should include the following:

Essay or Video; student name and grade; school name and address (street, state, and zip);  name, title, and email for one school point of contact (teacher, school nurse, guidance counselor or principal).

Essays should be sent as a Word or Google doc. Videos should be posted to YouTube and the link included in the submission.

Winners will be announced on National Stop the Bleed Day. Winners and their schools will be notified immediately after National Stop the Bleed Day to coordinate scholarship funding and for the schools to receive the Stop the Bleed Kits and Training.

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

Please send any questions to theteam@nationalstopthebleedday.org