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Christine and Carl Peterson Volunteer Scholarship

Honoring Christine and Carl Peterson, whose volunteer service hours have helped to promote Versiti’s lifesaving mission of blood donation.

Scholarship Information

Christine Peterson Memorial Wall

Versiti is proud to offer the Christine and Carl Peterson Volunteer Scholarship, which was established to honor the Petersons, who donated more than 20,000 volunteer service hours to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. Christine and Carl’s support at charity run/walks, Versiti Blood Research Institute’s Imagine Gala, countless blood drives and more will not soon be forgotten. They were true champions of our lifesaving mission.

Scholarship Entry Period

  • We will be accepting applications for this scholarship until March 1st, 2024.

Scholarship Amount

  • The winner of the annual scholarship will receive $4,000 to apply to secondary education of their choice.

Selection Criteria

  • College-bound high school students planning to attend a 2- or 4-year postsecondary educational institution in Wisconsin, OR
  • Current, full-time students (12+ credit hours per semester) actively enrolled in a 2- or 4-year postsecondary educational institution in Wisconsin
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Additional Requirements

Scholarship winners will be expected to actively assist in the planning and execution of a blood drive at their college, using social media and school communication resources to promote the event and recruit blood donors and volunteers.

After the event, scholarship winners must create a short video or PowerPoint presentation that explores how the blood drive and scholarship impacted their school year.

Scholarship winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony during the month of April.


Application Form


Current School Information

Please include grade point average and upload a recent school official transcript. If you do not have an official transcript in digital form please request your school email a copy to

Upcoming College or University Information

Please include upcoming college or university name, address, and proof of acceptance or current enrollment.

* In 400 words or less, describe a volunteer moment that taught you an important life lesson and how volunteerism will assist you in future academic success.

Where to Donate Blood Near You
There are may options where you can make your blood, platelet, or plasma donation. Your donations provide hospitals in your community with precious blood products that patients desparately need.
Share Your Story
Versiti invites you to share your story and photo to help encourage more people to give back. You may even be featured throughout the year on our social media.
Volunteering with Versiti
Versiti volunteers provide an invaluable service to our lifesaving mission. Learn more about Versiti’s volunteer services and how you can serve your community.
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.