2020 Health Heritage Essay and Scholarship Contests

January 31, 2020


Welcome to the 5th Annual Genesee Health Plan Health Heritage Essay Contest, open to Elementary School (Grades 5 and 6 only) Middle/Junior High and High School Students in Genesee County.  Students are encouraged to speak with their family members to learn about their family health history. Essay should address the student’s family health history, focusing on why it’s important and their plans for a healthy future.

CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 20th.

In order to allow for a safe way to enter into the contest, essays can be submitted by email to:  healtheritage@countyhealthplans.org or by mail at: Genesee Health Plan, Attn: Sherika Finklea, 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint MI 48532. We cannot accept drop off submissions due to the GHP office being closed to the public until further notice.

For more information about the essay contest and to submit an essay, see “FOR STUDENTS-ESSAY CONTEST” section below.

The 3rd Annual Health Career Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors in Genesee County planning to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Essay must include health career chosen and why; the importance of good health, student’s goals for their future in the chosen field and the impact they hope to make in their chosen field.  Essays must be submitted by email to:  healthheritage@countyhealthplans.org.  For more information about the scholarship contest and to submit an essay, see “FOR SENIORS-SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST” section below.

Sovita Credit Union is the 2020 Contest Sponsor.

On this page you will find separate sections that contain information for students about the essay contest, information for graduating seniors that wish to participate in the health career scholarship contest and information for teachers!



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