Maryland unveils college scholarship lottery to get teens vaccinated

Maryland will offer full-ride college scholarships as an incentive to get teenagers vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday. 

The VaxU Scholarship Promotion will offer $50,000 scholarships, or the equivalent of full tuition and fees for a public four-year college or university, to 20 vaccinated students between the ages of 12 and 17. 

Beginning July 12 and running for eight weeks, two winners will be randomly selected each Monday. On Labor Day, four additional winners will be selected. 

Hogan said the winners will receive a Maryland 529 Prepaid College Trust contract, which locks in today’s tuition rates for

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New York to raffle off 50 full-ride college scholarships to vaccinated 12 to 17-year-olds

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” program on Wednesday and said the state would give 10 scholarships a week for the next five weeks, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

This comes as a number of states are offering prizes and other incentives to encourage residents to get vaccinated.

Ohio’s Vax-a-Million campaign is giving away five $1 million prizes to adult residents who’ve gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. Younger residents could win one of five college scholarships. The first winners were announced after a drawing on Wednesday.
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