Governor Cuomo Announces ‘Get A Shot to Make Your Future’ Vaccine Incentive Giving 12- to 17-Year-Olds Who Get Vaccinated a Chance to Win Full SUNY Or CUNY Scholarship
12- to 17-Year-Olds Who Get Vaccinated Can Have Names Entered into Random Drawing for A Full Scholarship to SUNY or CUNY Beginning May 27
10 Winners Per Week for Five Weeks; Full Scholarship Including Tuition, Room and Board
Sign Up to Be Notified When Drawing Begins Here
Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the ‘Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ incentive for 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants can enter into a random prize drawing and potentially receive a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY college beginning May 27. Winners receive a full scholarship to any public college or university, including tuition and room and board. New York State will administer the random drawing and select 10 winners a week over five weeks for a total of 50 winners. Federal COVID-19 relief and outreach funds will be used to cover the cost of this vaccination incentive program.
Governor Cuomo: “It is an incentive for students. You’re 12 to 17. You’re planning on going to college. You are wondering about how you’re going to pay for it. This is a full four-year scholarship to a SUNY school, to a CUNY school, to a community college, then moving on to a four-year program. So it’s a significant incentive for students, and by the way, it’s an incentive for parents. For parents, you’re worried about paying college tuition, tell your 12- to 17-year-old, go out, get a shot, it protects the family, protects the 12- to 17-year-old, and they are then eligible for a raffle. And again, it’s going to be among a small population, so your odds are good because it’s only the population that has been vaccinated.”
Above press release comes courtesy of the NY Governor’s Office.