AED Superstore College Scholarship Opportunity

 

How to Apply for the AED Superstore $1000 College Scholarship

scholarship.jpgAED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is located in northern Wisconsin and operates under Allied 100, LLC. AED Superstore is offering a bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to eligible students.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 326,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. Here are six other facts about SCA and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) you might not be aware of:

  1. SCA can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of age, race, or gender.
  2. SCA affects roughly 16 people under the age of 18 every day.
  3. Only 1 out of 10 people who have SCA outside of a hospital survive.
  4. The survival rate for SCA victims decays by 10% for every minute without proper
    defibrillation; after 10 minutes, survival is negligible.
  5. AEDs have voice prompts and will talk the rescuer through every step.
  6. Under Good Samaritan Laws, voluntary rescuers are legally protected when aiding those in sudden cardiac arrest distress.

Select one of these six facts you were previously unaware of (and maybe shocked you!) or you wished more people knew about (if you already knew about all of these facts) and submit either a short essay or video which answers the following prompt:

For your chosen fact, address each of the following points:

  • Tell us which fact you’re choosing, starting with “I didn’t know that…” or “I wish more people knew…”
  • Recount your reaction to learning the fact
  • Give us an example of how you might spread awareness at your school or in your community (and please be more creative than making posters)

Guidelines:

  • Submissions may be written or in video format. Written submissions must be kept under 500 words and videos must be under 3 minutes.
  • If sending by email, make sure to use the following document naming format: LastName_FirstName_Fact#
  • The deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2017. The next submission deadline will be May 31, 2018.
  • To submit your essay or video, please submit our Scholarship Application Form. You can also email an attachment to scholarship@aedsuperstore.com with your name and the name of the college you’re attending. If you are unsure of which college you might be attending, please indicate this with TBD.
  • Winner will be selected and notified by January 1, 2018. We have reviewed all of the submissions received during our last scholarship period (which ended May 31, 2017) and our winner has been announced: read about our last winner here!

To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university.

Please be aware that by submitting an essay or video, you are granting AED Superstore an unlimited license to use your submission in whole or in part as we see fit, and relinquishing any copyright to your submission. If you do not agree with this, do not apply for the AED Superstore Scholarship.

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

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AEDs such as the Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3, Defibtech Lifeline, HeartSine samaritan PAD 350P, Philips HeartStart OnSite, Physio-Control LIFEPAK EXPRESS and the ZOLL AED Plus are all examples of defibrillators that are popular among schools that you’ve probably walked passed a million times but never paid attention to. Find the AED at your school and learn more about how it works and why it’s so important to make sure the batteries and electrode pads have not expired.