Scholarship Essay

Sharps Compliance has announced the topic for its Fall 2019 scholarship essay contest. Twice a year Sharps hosts a contest for students enrolled in an accredited university studying a healthcare-related major. Sharps awards three prizes for $1,500, $1,000, and $750.

Below is this semester’s essay topic:

Topic: 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?

Sharps Compliance is accepting essays and applications between April 17, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Winners will be announced on June 14, 2019.

To enter, students must submit an essay in addition to an application. They may email completed materials to or mail them to Attn: Michele Guzman, Sharps Compliance, Inc., 9220 Kirby Drive, Ste. 500, Houston, TX 77054 by June 14, 2019. For more information, click here.