Scholarship Program

 

Sharps' Scholarship Program

Spring 2021 Scholarship Essay Contest Details

Sharps' essay contest is open to all students who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited university in healthcare related studies. We will be awarding three prizes to the top three essays chosen by our panel of judges.

Topic: Post-COVID Medical Waste Regulations

Discuss the future implications for the regulated medical waste industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Relying on epidemiological projections from reputable sources, explore what the future looks like for the regulated medical waste industry. Frame your commentary within a holistic perspective, taking into consideration what an endemic disease to the U.S. means for wastes generated from preventatives (vaccines), therapeutics (medicines), as well as patient care.

  • Accepting essays beginning: October 19, 2020
  • Entry deadline: November 30, 2020
  • Winners will be announced: December 8, 2020

Eligibility

To be eligible to win Sharps’ scholarship, you must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and have been accepted to, or be currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, in an accredited university for the Spring 2021 semester in healthcare related studies. Proof of enrollment of Spring semester is required.

  • First Prize: $1,500
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $750

For official entry form for contest, click here

Rules and Regulations

  • There is no entry fee or cost to the writer. No funds will be solicited by Sharps Compliance, Inc., now or at any time in the future with regard to this scholarship.
  • The scholarship is not open to persons, or relatives, previously or currently affiliated with Sharps Compliance, Inc., in any capacity.
  • All essays submitted become property of Sharps Compliance, Inc.
  • Submissions must be 1,250 to 1,500 words.
  • Essays are to be submitted with a signed copy of this form.
  • You may submit your essay via email to [email protected] or by mail to Attn: Michele Guzman, Sharps Compliance, Inc., 9220 Kirby Drive, Ste. 500, Houston, TX 77054.
  • Cash prizes will be made payable to individual first, second and third place winners.
  • Sharps Compliance Inc. reserves the right to pay cash prizes directly to the winner's university.
  • The essays will be judged by a panel of individuals selected by Sharps Compliance Inc., whose decisions are final. No discussions or rationale for their decision will be given.
  • Please include contact information, as winners will be contacted via phone or email.
  • All sources must be cited properly in order to be eligible to win.
  • Sharps Compliance has the right to publish the winning essay on their website.

Direct any questions you may have to [email protected]


For official entry form for contest, click here


Fall 2020 Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

  • 1st place Jordan L. - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2nd place Alicia K. - Northeastern University
  • 3rd place Rosa P. - University of St. Thomas

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