Are You an Organ Donation Advocate?
Apply Now for One of Our Three Advocacy Scholarships

We are so excited to be providing three scholarships this year to upcoming and current college students across the country who are passionate about organ donation advocacy!

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for our scholarships, you must:
  • Not have received a SODA scholarship in 2021.
  • Be enrolled in a college or university for the 2022-2023 school year. 
  • Meet the scholarship program-specific requirements below.
  • Host a SODA-approved organ donation advocacy event by the end of the Fall 2022 semester. The event can be a registration drive, article discussion, guest speaker, or an original idea of yours that has been approved by SODA National.*
  • Attend a networking event in October.*

*One half of the scholarship funds will be released by August. The other half of funds will be released after the advocacy event or networking event, whichever is later.

Scholarship Offerings

Student Advocacy Scholarship

Sponsored by Second Chance Fundraising


We are awarding five $1000 scholarships to college students who are organ and tissue donation advocates.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be interested in saving lives through organ donation advocacy.

HBCU Organ and Tissue Donation Advocacy Scholarship

Sponsored by Hearts for Russ


We are awarding five $1000 scholarships to HBCU students who have an interest in organ donation advocacy.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled at a Historically Black College or University for the 2022-2023 school year.

Laurie Smith Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by Second Chance Fundraising


We are awarding one $1000 scholarship to a student who is a transplant recipient, in honor of Laurie Smith, the mother of a heart transplant recipient.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a transplant recipient.

Watch This Video Before You Submit Your Application!

Join Ryan, SODA's Program Coordinator, as he walks through SODA's scholarship application and provides some tips to make sure your application is in tip-top shape.
The scholarship applications closed on June 15th. Check back soon for our winners announcement!

SODA wants to express special thanks to our scholarship partners!

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