Hope Balling, a Tonawanda High School senior and member of the Donate Life Club, won a $500 scholarship from Unyts.
Hope wrote an essay on how being a part of the club has impacted her life. Members of the scholarship review committee were impressed with Hope's excitement and interest in the area of blood, tissue, and organ donation.
Hope especially enjoyed the tour of the Unyts facility, learning how various parts of the donation process are used. In her essay, Hope stated that this helped her in her college major decision-making. Hope will major in Biochemistry at Canisius College in the fall.