New York offers 50 college scholarships in push to vaccinate teenagers
New York is offering 50 college scholarships to teenagers in the state who get vaccinated against COVID-19 in an effort to boost vaccination rates.
Parents with children ages 12 to 17 who get vaccinated can enter their child to win a four-year scholarship to a state college or university.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday announced the initiative, called “Get a Shot to Make Your Future,” on Twitter.
Great new vaccine incentive!
12- to 17-year-old NYers who get vaccinated can enter for a chance to win a 4-year full-ride scholarship to any public college or university in NYS!
50 winners will be chosen at 5 random drawings.
Parents can learn more here ⬇️
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 26, 2021
Fifty winners will be picked in five random drawings.
New York follows other states such as Oregon and Ohio in using a lottery to incentive residents to get vaccinated.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced recently that her state is offering five separate scholarships worth $100,000 each.
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