Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is excited to announce the 2016 Commit for Life Scholarship recipients. The scholarship program awards each of 20 local students a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their educations. To apply, students were to use their imaginations and creativity to submit a 20-second video commercial or 500-word essay aimed at educating and inspiring individuals to donate blood and Commit for Life.
The scholarship was open to high school seniors and college students attending schools that hosted at least two blood drives with The Blood Center during the 2015-2016 school year. Also, high school students must plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the year following award of the scholarship.
Each year, thousands of students give back to their community by donating blood and recruiting blood donors. In fact, high school blood drives account for 20 percent of The Blood Center’s total mobile blood drive collections. Congratulations to our 2016 winners!
Samantha Agniel, KIPP Sunnyside High School
Yesenia Del Angel, North Houston Early College High School
Eunice Arias, Lone Star College - Montgomery
Ashton Bates, Stratford High School
Madeleine Batiz, Stratford High School
Hanna Brumbelow, Lone Star College - Montgomery
Terence Davis, Yes Prep West
Vaidehi Deshpande, The Woodlands College Park High School
Jordan N. Eley, Kingwood Park High School
Diana Garcia, Alief Taylor High School
Isaias Gaytan, YES Prep North Forest
Adyson Lange, Round Top Carmine High School
Courtney Moore, Lifestyle Christian School
Crystal Ngo, YES Prep West
Charles Nguyen, YES Prep West
Raymond Plescher, Broaddus High School
Alex Ramos, Aldine Senior High School
Katelyn Takacs, New Waverly High School
Annie Van, University of Houston
Jeremy Zhen, YES Prep West