Need a little help with your college applications? Organize a blood drive and the American Red Cross will give you $50, a letter of recommendation, and even a chance at winning a college scholarship.

As part of the new campaign called the BloodStock Scholarship Challenge, the American Red Cross is looking for college-aged kids who are interested in polishing up their leadership skills — and their college applications — by organizing a blood drive hand-in-hand with a Red Cross representative. Students will help with the whole process, from planning to recruitment to training volunteers.

If the event is a success, the Red Cross will hand over a $50 gift card and a letter of recommendation to say thanks. And the student will also be entered in a drawing to win either a $1,000 or a $2,000 college scholarship.

To apply, check out the American Red Cross BloodStock Challenge website.

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