Schools and Programs

High School Scholarship Program

The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center instituted a scholarship program for deserving high school seniors who have donated blood, helped with blood drives and/or have shown community service leadership.

  • Scholarships are based on the number of blood drives hosted with the UI DeGowin Blood Center by participating high schools as well as the total enrollment in grades 9-12.
  • Schools with an enrollment of 1000+ students receive a $500 scholarship per blood drive.
  • Schools with an enrollment of less than 1000 students receive a $250 scholarship per blood drive.
  • Scholarships recipients are determined by the schools based on criteria established by each individual school.

Get involved with the blood drives at your school and you could be the recipient of the UI DeGowin Blood Center High School Scholarship.

Current High Schools

  • Cedar Rapids Prairie High School
  • Clear Creek Amana High School
  • Iowa City City High School
  • Iowa City West High School
  • Solon High School
  • West Branch High School

Gallon Grad Program

The Gallon Grad program is a way to honor local high school students who donate eight times before their high school graduation. After the eighth donation, the donor is presented a certificate of achievement and a red cord at their school’s senior-award night. The red cord can be worn at graduation at participating high schools. 

A “qualified donation” is either a whole-blood or platelet donation made by the student. Donations made by another donor in honor of a student do not qualify. Student donors must meet all regular donor qualifications.