HCSC Education Fund
The mission of Hospital Central Services, Inc. (HCSC) is to promote quality educational initiatives for the residents of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. HCSC maintains our Education Fund to underwrite annual presentations of the 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.
- For general program support requests, please include proof of non-profit status and information on your organization. For funding requests to underwrite a specific program or project, please include program details or a project outline, including proposed budget.
- Grant monies must be utilized towards educational initiatives, and at the local level. While priority is given to healthcare educational initiatives, a healthcare-focus is not required in order for a grant to be considered.
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.
- Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship. It has never been easier for students to earn Scholarship monies towards their post-secondary education. The Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward high school blood donor chairpersons for their efforts in stimulating interest & increasing the available blood supply within the PA & NJ counties served Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC). By simply hosting one or more blood drives with MKBC & achieving certain recruitment benchmarks, a student from every school in MKBC’s service area can be guaranteed a Scholarship award.
- Ralph “Bill” and Jackie Younger Student Volunteer Scholarship. This award acknowledges the outstanding student volunteer participation at Miller-Keystone Blood Center by a graduating high school senior, and is presented in recognition of the importance of student volunteerism to the health and welfare of the community.
- High School Video Scholarship. High school students are encouraged to use their imagination to create a video promoting the need for younger generations to donate blood with Miller-Keystone Blood Center.