Giving Back


Lead the Way Creative Scholarship

Deadline to apply is March 20.

A $5,000 scholarship program sponsored by CBC and Vectren Corporation to support our blood resource leaders of tomorrow. CBC and Vectren annually award $1,000 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors.

  • It is open to all graduating high school seniors in CBC's 15-county service area who are college bound and whose high school hosts a CBC blood drive during the academic year.
  • Applicants are asked to imagine themselves as the leader of their school's blood drive and are challenged to create a winning donor recruitment campaign.

Click here to meet the 2019 Lead The Way winners


Click here to see 2019 Lead The Way Scholarship Winning Video "I Want a Cute Phlebotomist for Christmas" by Madison Hildebrand, Newton High School

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High School Leadership Grants

A $5,000 educational grant program to rewards schools in our area that achieve blood drive excellence by hosting at least two CBC blood drives during the school year and involve student groups as sponsors. CBC will award $1,000 grants to five schools in the following categories:

  • Most registered donors.
  • Greatest percentage increase in registered donors from the previous school year.
  • Highest and second highest (two awards) percentage of donors, based on eligible school population.
  • Most senior class members qualifying for the Red Cord Honor Program.
  • How's my school doing?
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