With the surge in cases on Ohio University campuses, throughout Ohio, and across the nation, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible can help make a difference in case rates and the stress on local hospital systems.
To encourage unvaccinated OHIO regional campus students to meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement deadline, Regional Higher Education has created a new incentive program that will run from now until Nov. 15, 2021.
Currently enrolled fall semester 2021 RHE students can win one of five $1,000 or five $500 scholarship awards applied to their fall semester account. To be eligible, they must have received a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine between Aug. 31, 2021, and Nov. 15, 2021.
“The vaccine incentive is to show our appreciation to our students for doing everything they can to contribute to a safe learning environment,” Nicole Pennington, executive dean for Regional Higher Education, said. “Student vaccination not only protects our campus, but also helps stop the spread of disease into the communities where our campuses are located.”
For program details and eligibility information visit Bobcats Get Vaxxed. These prizes are in addition to other incentives offered to students and employees through the Bobcats Get Vaxxed incentive program.
Information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine on OHIO campuses is available here.