The mission of Hospital Central Services, Inc. (HCSC) is to promote quality educational initiatives for the residents of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. HCS, Inc.’s Education Fund cis designed to support the presentation of the High School Hero Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship to benefit Miller-Keystone Blood Center, and to assist regional non-profit organizations with their educational initiatives.

Non-Profit Grant Opportunities
– Letters of request must be submitted to the HCS, Inc. Education Fund Committee in writing at:
Marie S. Clemens, HCS, Inc. Education Fund
Hospital Central Services
2171 28th Street S.W.
Allentown, PA 18103

– Letters must be received between September 1 and November 1 of each year.
– Grant monies must be utilized towards educational initiatives, and at the local level.

HCS, Inc. Grant Timeline
– All submissions must be received in writing no later than November 1 of each year.
– HCS, Inc. Education Fund Committee meets annually in December.
– Organizations awarded grants are notified in December.
– The Education Fund Committee chair provides a report at the HCS, Inc. Board Meeting in January.
– Education Fund grants are dispersed in February.

If you have any questions regarding the HCS, Inc. Education Fund, contact us at

High School Hero Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship Program
The Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship program is designed to encourage and reward a high school blood drive coordinator for their efforts in stimulating interest and increasing the available blood supply within the Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties served by Miller-Keystone Blood Center (

By hosting one or more Blood Drives and collecting a minimum of 50 points during the school year,  your school is guaranteed a scholarship award!  Scholarship awards are based on points, which are awarded for each successful unit collected by anyone at Blood Drives sponsored by each school. Schools also have the opportunity to earn additional “bonus” points, including New School Bonus Points, Frequency Bonus Points, and Critical Double Days.

By simply hosting one or more blood drives with Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) and achieving certain recruitment benchmarks, a student from every school served by MKBC is guaranteed a Scholarship award. Scholarships are awarded per school based on the results of the individual schools’ blood drives during the school year, with a census number for each school established based on the approximate number of eligible student donors. Schools must donate a minimum of 50 units for the year to be eligible for a scholarship.

Students wishing to be considered for a Scholarship award are required to submit an application that includes a copy of their transcript, faculty recommendation and essay. Award recipients are selected from the pool of applicants within each qualifying school.

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For more than 40 years, the Hospital Central Services, Inc. Education Fund has demonstrated HCSC’s commitment
to promoting quality educational programs for the residents of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.
This includes annual presentations of the High School Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship and yearly grant awards
to regional non-profit organizations in support of their educational initiatives.