Scholarship Contest Winners

Sharps Compliance recently announced the winners of its Fall 2019 scholarship essay contest. Each semester Sharps hosts a contest for students studying healthcare and awards three scholarships for $1,500, $1,000, and $750.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Congratulations to this semester’s winners, who are listed below:

Prize Name School
First Melanie S. Creighton University
Second Emilia K. Purdue University
Third Remington H. Cedarville University

The essay topic was about waste-to-energy.

In the past 50 years, waste has tripled, and waste per person has doubled. The EPA has stated that Energy from Waste is one of the cleanest sources of electrical power. Currently, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) and Municipal Waste Combustion (MSW) in the U.S. account for approximately 20% of renewable electricity generation. Please describe in detail how Sharps Compliance partnering with healthcare organizations can increase the amount of clean renewable energy generated. What types of medical waste and what other benefits to the environment or society could be affected?