The ColoHealth “Price Transparency” Scholarship

Essay Contest: $500 Scholarship Prize

Colohealth is proud to award scholarship money to deserving young people every year.

Now it’s time for this year’s Scholarship essay contest. This award will go to the writer who submits the best essay discussing the topic listed below. This scholarship award may be used for any purpose the winner feels necessary.

Current Topic

One of the reasons medical costs are so high is that prices are typically hidden from the consumer. Rarely do hospitals or doctor’s offices publish their prices, so it can be very difficult for the consumer to price shop and compare. Some insurance companies have instituted trial programs that give the consumer a percentage of the savings if they find lower-priced medical care. Discuss this or other ideas that can encourage price transparency and competition among healthcare providers

Submission Deadline

Essays should be received on or before October 30. We will notify our winner before the end of November. 

How to Enter the Colohealth $500 Scholarship Essay Contest

Submissions shall be in final draft format. Submit your essay along with a current photo, your name, and address. We ask that you also include your email address and contact phone numbers. You can submit this information by mail:

                Colohealth
1001-A E. Harmony Road #519
Fort Collins, CO 80525

                 or by email to:
                 scholarship@ColoHealth.com

Requirements

The essay contest is open to any graduating senior who will be moving on to college or any student currently enrolled full time in a minimum of a two-year degree program.

Rules

  1. All essays must be original content with a minimum of 500 words.
  2. Emailed essays should be saved as a Word doc in the following format:  Lastname.Firstname.Scholarship.
  3. Participants cannot be related to any employee or independent contractor or Colohealth or its affiliates.
  4. All essays must be submitted by the submission deadline.
  5. Only one entry allowed per person.
  6. All submission become the sole property of Colohealth and can be used as deemed appropriate.
  7. Colohealth reserves the right to confirm high school or college graduation date.

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