Sustainability Scholarship

Sharps Compliance has announced its Spring 2019 Scholarship Contest essay topic. Each semester Sharps Compliance awards three scholarships to students enrolled in accredited universities studying a healthcare-related major. The prize amounts are $1500, $1000, and $750 for first-, second-, and third-prize winners, respectively.

Below are all the important dates regarding the contest:

  • Essays accepted: October 22, 2018
  • Deadline for submission: November 28, 2018
  • Winners announced: December 7, 2018

Below is this semester’s topic on healthcare sustainability:

Sustainability is a buzzword in today’s economy. This is specifically true as sustainable practices relate to recycling of items, especially in the healthcare industry. Hospitals and care systems that pursue sustainability initiatives find benefits in multiple areas. Their efforts contribute to a healthier environment, improve the organization’s public perception, and can help their local communities.

The most recent push for healthcare sustainability through a recycling initiative is in single-use medical devices used in patient care. Please describe how the recycling of these items contribute to healthier communities – including reduced pollution and reduction of raw material use (in manufacturing).

To enter, email your completed application and essay to or mail it to Attn: Michele Guzman, Sharps Compliance, Inc., 9220 Kirby Drive, Ste. 500, Houston, TX 77054 by December 7, 2018. For more information, click here.