students invited to participate in health careers scholarship competition | News for Fenton, Linden, Holly MI

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Flint – Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is accepting applications for its fifth Health Career Scholarship Competition sponsored by Sovita Credit Union. The competition is open to high school students in Genesee County who are considering pursuing a career in healthcare or health related sciences. Homeschool or private school students are also eligible.

Students are encouraged to interview one or more family members to thoughtfully explain their family health heritage / history and how their findings influenced their future studies. The trials should also include the chosen health area and why, and how the coronavirus pandemic influenced their decision.

“This year’s competition has a strong focus on students understanding and expressing the impact COVID-19 has had not only on them and their families, but on its impact on their decision to pursue a career in education. health care. With a nationwide shortage of nurses and healthcare professionals, we hope this experience will encourage our young people to step into healthcare and make a positive difference in the healthcare landscape, ”said E. Yvonne Lewis, Director of Outreach and Founder of GHP. CEO of the National Center for African American Health Consciousness.

The specific guidelines for the scholarship competition are outlined below and can also be viewed at geneseehealthplan.org.

Two scholarships of $ 1,500 will be awarded. They should be typed with 1000 words or more.

“Sovita Credit Union is honored to partner with Genesee Health Plan and sponsor this scholarship competition to encourage students in our community to pursue careers in healthcare, especially at this time in light of the COVID pandemic -19, ”said Jen Shew, Sovita Credit Union’s director of marketing. “As a financial institution serving education and healthcare workers and their families, we believe it is crucial to provide financial and educational opportunities to those working in healthcare and to those who are considering joining the health workforce. “

All essay submissions must be sent no later than Friday February 4th. The scholarship recipients will be recognized and awarded at a private ceremony in May.

Contact Sherika Finklea at (810) 232-7740 ext. 217 with all the questions.

The Genesee Health Plan is Genesee County’s plan for better health that began with the vision of having a community where everyone has equal and affordable opportunity to live healthy lives. GHP is a non-profit healthcare organization that was launched in 2001 to provide healthcare coverage and life-saving services to uninsured residents of Genesee County. The plan has provided more than 90,000 county residents with doctor visits, cancer screenings, prescription drugs, x-rays and many other life-saving services since 2001. Learn more about GHP at geneseehealthplan.org or call 844.232.7740.

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