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 to meet the winners of the 2016-17 Lead The Way Creative Scholarships.

Open the new online application form to apply.


2015 Lead The Way Creative Scholarship Videos


Scholarship Winner

Eric Wathen - Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Theme: Saving Someone's World One Donation at a Time

Video: "Small World"

Scholarship Applicant

Olivia Slagle - Lehman Catholic High School

Theme: Every Day Heroes

Video: "We Could be Heroes"

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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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