Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) takes more lives each year than AIDS, some common cancers such as breast and lung, car accidents, house fires, and gunshot wounds – COMBINED! SCA affects all ages, races, and genders. Yet, unlike other injuries and illnesses, there’s a therapy that can save the majority of SCA victims - early defibrillation with an AED!

Unfortunately, when someone is experiencing SCA, time is of the essence, and victims lose approximately 7-10% chance of survival for every minute that passes.

Did you know?

  • SCA leads to over 350,000 deaths per year in the United States.

  • Between 7,000 and 10,000 school-aged children die of SCA each year.

  • Most SCAs occur in the home (68.5%) but most homes don’t have a life-saving AED.

  • That a layperson-friendly definition of SCA can drive awareness and bystander action.

​Based on these statistics and others you find during your research, how would you drive awareness about the importance of CPR and using an AED? Why do you think more people don’t know about this public health epidemic and what creative ways would you introduce more AEDs to the public?

​Once you’ve figured out how you’d drive awareness (and save more lives!), share your proposal with us by submitting either a video (less than 5 minutes) or short essay (less than 1,000 words).

The more innovative and creative your scholarship submission is, the better. Extra points will be awarded for originality and submissions that could work in real life.

Scholarship Details


We are offering a bi-annual (twice a year) scholarship of $750 to eligible students.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of the U.S

  • Be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university


​The annual deadlines for all submissions are June 30th, for the Fall scholarship and November 30th for the Winter scholarship.

More Information -


  • Choose either a video or written format. Videos should be under 5 minutes and written submissions should be under 1,000 words.​​

  • If you’re a high school senior and you’re unsure of which college you might be attending, please let us know.

  • Each year, awards will be selected and all applicants will be notified of the award by July 31st, for the Fall scholarship, and December 31st, for the Winter scholarship. 

  • Scholarship checks will be made co-payable to the selected student and the college or university of his/her choice unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Social Security Number Required?: 
Scholarship Type: 
Two Year
Four Year