Commit for Life Scholarship

Cfl Scholarship WebGulf Coast Regional Blood Center's Commit for Life scholarship program will award 20 local students $1,000 each to be applied toward their college education.

What It Takes:

Use your imagination and creativity to submit a 20-second video commercial or a 500-word essay that will educate and inspire individuals to save lives as a Commit for Life blood donor.

The top video submission will be aired as a special highlight on TV as part of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s advertising campaign.*

Guidelines:

  • Submissions must adhere to the Commit for Life Brand Guide.
  • Video footage including needles or blood drops will not be considered.
  • One entry per student; entries may not be shared. 
  • Each entry will be evaluated on quality, content, creativity, accuracy and persuasiveness. 
  • Videos should be posted to YouTube and include #CFL2016scholarship in the description. 
  • All videos must adhere to YouTube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

Requirements: 

  • Your current school must host at least two blood drives with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center during the school year when the scholarship recipients are chosen. 
  • The scholarships will be available to any student regardless of whether he or she donates blood. 
  • The student must attend an institution of higher learning in the year following award of the scholarship. 
  • All submissions must be made by March 1.

The scholarship will be awarded in the spring. The check will be made payable directly to the institution of the student’s choice.

Application:

*Required information

Post video to YouTube and include #CFL2015scholarship in the video description.
By initialing here, you agree to the model release and official rules below

 

 

Official Rules and Model Release

*Official Rules

Dates: The Commit for Life scholarship program opens at the beginning of the school year and closes on March 1.

What it takes: Use your imagination and creativity to submit a 20-second video commercial or a 500-word essay that will educate and inspire individuals to save lives as a Commit for Life blood donor.

The top video submission will be aired as a special highlight on TV as part of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s advertising campaign. Please note:

  • The top video submission will be aired once during Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s advertising campaign. Date, time and channel of airing to be solely determined by The Blood Center. 
  • The winner of top video submission will be required to email an original copy of the video to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center upon notification of top selection. 
  • The winner of top video submission may not use their submission to promote any other blood center.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions must adhere to the Commit for Life Brand Guide.
  • Video footage including needles or blood drops will not be considered.
  • One entry per student; entries may not be shared. 
  • Each entry will be evaluated on quality, content, creativity, accuracy and persuasiveness. 
  • Videos should be posted to YouTube and include #CFL2015scholarship in the description. 
  • All videos must adhere to YouTube Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

Requirements: 

  • The current school must host at least two blood drives with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center during the school year when the scholarship recipients are chosen. 
  • The scholarships will be available to any student regardless of whether he or she donates blood. 
  • The student must attend an institution of higher learning in the year following award of the scholarship. 
  • All submissions must be made by March 1.

The scholarship will be awarded in the spring. The check will be made payable directly to the institution of the student’s choice.

 

Model Release

I understand that my picture, voice and/or my photographic materials will be recorded electronically and/or photographically by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (The Blood Center) or an agent thereof. I grant The Blood Center irrevocable permission to use these audio, video, motion picture or photographic recordings of me for its own use or distribution at the sole discretion of The Blood Center.

I understand that these may be released to the public by or through The Blood Center or have possible distribution by the news media, or in broadcast, print and/or internet media.

I understand that my name may be used in connection with these materials.

I waive all rights, interests or claims for payment in connection with any exhibition or release of these materials.

This consent is voluntary, and I give it in the interest of public information and education, and the furtherance of the mission and goals of The Blood Center or for other lawful purposes.

Blood Center News
August 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

July 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

June 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Hematocrit Deferral Period Extended

Having a low hematocrit level is one of the most common reasons individuals are deferred from donating blood.

May 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the May edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

2015 Commit for Life Scholarship Winners

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has selected the winners of its Commit for Life Creative Scholarship. 

Celebrating our Volunteers

On Saturday, April 18, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch recognized our hardworking and dedicated Commit for Life volunteers.

April 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

March 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

2015 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Gold-level blood drive groups – those that host at least four drives per year – were honored at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s annual “A Celebration of Life” Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. 

February 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Roll the Dice for Life

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Marrow Donor Program hosted its 17th annual Roll the Dice for Life fundraiser Friday, Feb. 6, at The Bell Tower on 34th.

January 2015 Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Patrick McDonald is 26th 100-Gallon Donor

On Wednesday, Jan. 14, Patrick McDonald of Deer Park became the 26th blood donor in the Texas Gulf Coast region to give 800 donations, the equivalent of 100 gallons.

December Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

November Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Workshop Prepares Students to Host Blood Drives

Last week, 180 local high school students took over the halls and conference rooms of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s headquarters for the 2014 High School Workshop.

October Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Circle of Life Bike Tour Rides into Houston

The Lone Star Circle of Life Bike Tour rode into Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to raise awareness of the need for more lifesaving blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donors in Texas. 

September Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the September edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

August Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Congratulations to Our Gas Card Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in July’s gas card giveaway and congratulations to our winners. Here are last month’s winners and where they donated.

July Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Congratulations to our Family Vacation Month Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in June’s Family Vacation Month giveaway and congratulations to our winners.

June Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

New License Expands Impact on Rare Donor Patients

Thanks to a recently approved FDA license, patients across the country in need of rare units of red blood cells may breathe a little sigh of relief. 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Gives Back

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions. 

May Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the May edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Commit for Life Creative Scholarship Winners

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has selected the winners of its Commit for Life Creative Scholarship. 

April Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

New Rare Donor Program: One 2 One

You may have recently received a letter in the mail from us thanking you for your donation along with a new green and white donor ID card with the words “One 2 One” on it.

March Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Gold-level Groups Honored at Annual 'Celebration'

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center hosted its annual “A Celebration for Life” luncheon and awards ceremony at Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel on Feb. 28.

February Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Six Days a Week to Help Save Lives!

Starting Feb. 17, most Houston-area Neighborhood Donor Centers will be open six days a week!

Creative Scholarship Deadline is March 1

The deadline for The Blood Center’s Commit for Life Creative Scholarship is rapidly approaching, and eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply by March 1!

January Commit for Life Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the Commit for Life Newsletter, your source for the latest Commit for Life news and updates!

Additional Donor Centers Now Open Mondays

Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, donors in the Clear LakeThe Woodlands and Westchase areas will have extra opportunities to help save lives! These Neighborhood Donor Centers will now be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meet the Executives

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s executive team spearheads the organization’s mission of partnering with the community to help save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, blood components and related service. Meet the dynamic men and women who drive The Blood Center’s continued success.

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