2023 Organ Donor Awareness Video Scholarship Contest

Scholarship Overview: April Video contest open to all Delaware High School Students (grades 9-12)
Application Available: April 10, 2023
Deadline Date: April 21, 2023
Scholarship Details:

Delaware’s Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Board announces the 2023 Organ Donor Awareness Video Scholarship Contest, with a total of up to $5,000 in scholarships available to Delaware high school students. The board funds the video public service contest to raise awareness among young people about the importance of becoming a designated organ and tissue donor.

The video public service scholarship contest is open to Delaware high students in grades 9 through 12, who are urged to create a one- to two-minute video public service announcement about the importance of organ and tissue donation. As part of their entry, students are encouraged to interview a transplant patient or organ recipient. The deadline for video entries, which will be judged on creativity, accuracy, and positive messaging, is April 21, 2023. Winners in each county will receive a $1,000 first-place scholarship or a $500 second-place scholarship.

To learn more about the contest or to submit entries, visit: OrganDonorVidsDE.com.



Try to address these points:

  • Why is it important to become an organ and tissue donor? Learn why at donors1.org.
  • What impact can someone have as a donor?
  • How does one sign up to become a donor?
  • Why are the myths about organ and tissue donation false?
  • If you’d like to interview a transplant patient or organ recipient, contact us.


Make sure your video is eligible:

  • Contest open to students in grades 9 to 12, in both public and private schools.
  • Video must be submitted as an MP4 file, no larger than 512MB and no longer than two minutes.
  • Videos must NOT show dangerous or reckless driving, or any driving that is in violation of the Delaware Vehicle Code or any Delaware law. Examples include:
    • Holding a phone or using a phone in any way while driving.
    • Anyone not wearing a seat belt.
    • Distracted driving, including putting on makeup, eating, or using a GPS.
    • Speeding, swerving, or racing.
    • Any of the above, regardless of location (parking lot, remote area, or moving at a slow speed), will get your submission disqualified.



April is National Donate Life Month, when individuals are encouraged to become designated organ and tissue donors, and donors and donor families are honored. The contest is organized by the Delaware Department of Education and Gift of Life, a regional donor program that serves Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and promotes the value of organ and tissue donations.

Award Amount: $1,000
Award Details:

Winners in each county will receive a $1,000 first-place scholarship or a $500 second-place scholarship. Up to seven winners will be chosen based on creativity, accuracy, and positive messaging.

Website/URL: https://form.jotform.com/230784802456056
Contact Name: Michael Wagner
Contact Email: Michael.Wagner@doe.k12.de.us
Contact Phone Number: (302) 857-3325


Profession/Major: Open to All
Grade Level: High School
County Specific: All