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Lone Star College-Montgomery students receive scholarships from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Scholarship Winners 

(Left to right: Hanna Brumbelow and Eunice Arias) LSC-Montgomery students Eunice Arias and Hanna Brumbelow each received a $1,000 Commit for Life Scholarship from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Students at Lone Star College-Montgomery make a
difference at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center blood drives and now The Blood Center is making a difference in LSC-Montgomery students’ lives. Eunice Arias and Hanna Brumbelow each received a $1,000 Commit for Life Scholarship from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

 

“This school year, the Lone Star Montgomery campus has helped Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center save as many as 354 by hosting two drives with us,” said Katie Martinez?Donor Recruitment Coordinator?at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. “We are so grateful to the school and students who believe in the cause of saving lives in our community, and we are beyond happy to reward the students with the Creative Scholarship opportunity.”

 

The Blood Center’s Commit for Life scholarship program awarded 20 local students $1,000. This is the first year they have extended the competition to community colleges; previously the award was only open to high school students.

 

“I am very excited, I’ve never won anything before,” said Arias. “The Commit for Life Scholarship is an amazing opportunity. I feel extremely blessed.”

 

Arias and Brumbelow wrote a 500-word essay educating and inspiring people to donate blood.

 

“I chose to highlight the impact of being an active community member,” said Brumbelow. "I wrote about everyday heroes, like firefighters and connected them all to the color red, the color of blood. We all have a duty to the fellow members of our community and giving blood helps fulfill that responsibility.” 

 

Arias is a graduating nursing student who has given blood many times. “I started writing about my experience donating blood back in high school,” said Arias. “Back then I used to think that it was just something I would do for the cookies and the T-shirt, but once I was exposed to the hospital setting, I realized how much of an impact it makes on a person’s life.”

 

Arias is continuing her education at Houston Baptist University and Brumbelow will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

 

The Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood components to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in a 26-county Texas Gulf Coast region. The Blood Center asks its donors to Commit for Life. It takes three simple steps:

 

1) Know how your type matters

2) Donate what matters today

3) Commit to your next donation.

 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is an independent, nonprofit blood center that is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.

 

For more information on Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center or to find a blood drive near you contact Katie Martinez?Donor Recruitment Coordinator at kmartinez@giveblood.org or 281.798.6557, or visit giveblood.org.

 

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

 

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.