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Vaccinated Bobcats eligible to win prizes

Published: July 14, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Bobcats who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be eligible to win some special Ohio University prizes through the Bobcats Get Vaxxed Giveaway, starting this week.

Fully vaccinated students who select the Vaccination Pathway (and upload their vaccine card) through the COVID-19 Testing Pathway Program will automatically be entered into weekly drawings. The prizes include:

  • Week 1: Choice of a $500 scholarship* or a one-hour personal fall photo shoot for the winner and up to three friends on any OHIO campus. Select the Vaccination Pathway by July 15 to be eligible. 
  • Week 2: Choice of a $500 scholarship* or a VIP ride in the 2021 OHIO Homecoming Parade. Select the Vaccination Pathway by July 22 to be eligible. 
  • Week 3:  Choice of a $500 scholarship* or a drink named after you at the Front Room Coffeehouse for the rest of the academic year. Select the Vaccination Pathway by July 29 to be eligible. 
  • Week 4: Choice of a $500 scholarship* or dinner with soon-to-be announced Ohio University celebrity. Select the Vaccination Pathway by August 5 to be eligible. 
  • Week 5: Grand prize scholarship valued at full in-state tuition for the fall 2021 semester.* Drawing includes all eligible students on all campuses. Select the Vaccination Pathway by August 12 to be eligible. 

Two winners will be selected in weeks one through four, with one being an Athens campus student and one student from a regional campus. Each winner can select the prize of their choice. Week five’s grand prize will include all eligible students from all campuses and one prize will be awarded. 

Eligible students include degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate/professional and medical students on any OHIO campus who are currently enrolled for the fall semester and have selected the Vaccination Pathway, as well as uploaded their vaccine card, at the time of the drawings. All students who already have selected the Vaccination Pathway automatically are entered.  

If most students, faculty and staff are vaccinated, it will help prevent a majority of sickness, quarantine and isolation on our campuses. This would also prevent spread of disease into the communities where our campuses are located.  

For more information about the giveaway, visit https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/bobcats-get-vaxxed

* Weekly scholarship prizes are valued at $500. Grand prize is valued at one semester’s in-state tuition and fees for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year to a degree-seeking, enrolled Ohio University student. Valued at in-state actual assessed tuition and fees, not to exceed the full-time (12-20 credit hours) undergraduate amount of $6,324, regardless of the student’s level or field of study. Students receiving University scholarships and grants that cover full cost of attendance are not eligible for scholarship prizes but may accept experience prizes. Students receiving employee dependent benefits are eligible only for the non-covered portion of their tuition and fees. Federal student aid recipients may experience adjustments in their overall financial aid package. All or part of the awards may be taxable.