Governor Hochul Announces First Round of Winners for New ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ Vaccine Incentive Program for 5- To 11-Year-Olds to win a Full SUNY or CUNY Scholarship

Today, Governor Hochhol announced the 10 winners of the Vaccine, Educate, Graduate program in New York. The governor also personally called several parents to share her congratulations that their child would be able to attend SUNY or CUNY on a scholarship.

“The Immunization, Education, and Alumni program provides a life-changing opportunity for young New Yorkers to win free tuition at a college or university affiliated with SUNY or CUNY,” Governor Hochul . said. “As the holiday season approaches and the risks of transmission increase, it is critical that we remain vigilant. A vaccine is the surest way to keep you and your loved ones safe – it’s free, easily accessible, and most importantly, it’s safe for five people – up to age 11.”

Parents and guardians of children aged 5-11 who receive their first dose of vaccine by December 19th can apply to the “Vaccinate, educate, graduate” incentive program for a chance to win a full scholarship to any SUNY or City University college New York for two or four years or university for their children. The scholarship includes tuition, room, and board.

State incentive program winners will receive two or four years of full-time study at any SUNY, NYU, or undergraduate degree program, which includes the following:

  • Tutorials: The full cost of in-state tuition at New York State or City University.
  • Non-tuition costsRoom, board, and allowances for books, supplies, and transportation up to the average cost at SUNY colleges.
  • Accommodation: Students who live on campus will get a higher room and a higher accommodation allowance than mobile students. If housing is not available to students on campus, they will receive the same allowance as students living on campus.

Below is the list of winners. Other identifying information is not available to protect the privacy of the student.

  • Cecilia S. Broome County
  • Evan Y. – New York City
  • Andreas B. – Nowsau County
  • Juliet D. Westchester County
  • Chris Anzen b. – New York City
  • Jocelyn R. – Monroe County
  • Owen S. Queens County
  • Lily R. Albany County
  • Elizabeth E. – Erie County
  • Tristan C. Queens County

New York City Councilor Felix F. Matos Rodriguez, “Congratulations to the Vaccination, Education, Alumni top winners, young New Yorkers who are now protected from COVID-19 and also have an invaluable scholarship waiting for them. We commend the parents and guardians across New York who have already had their children vaccinated and urge others to For taking this very important step in our ongoing epidemic control efforts. We thank Governor Hoechul for communicating the great value of vaccinating our children.”

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras said, “Vaccinations are key to ending the pandemic, so I applaud Governor Hochhol for her leadership in creating incentives to get more vaccines into the arms of New Yorkers. The Vaccine Incentive, Education, and Alumni Incentive Program does just that by offering an exciting opportunity to get free tuition and room and board in one of the Great SUNY Schools. I congratulate all the first round winners and thank Governor Hoechul for continuing New York’s fight against this virus.”

New York State Higher Education Services President Dr. Guillermo Linares said, “Congratulations to the top ten Immunization, Education and Alumni Incentive Program winners for the Graduate Vaccine Scholarship Program on receiving one of fifty scholarships! Ensuring that all school-aged children have the opportunity to receive a full vaccination is a key step toward winning the battle against coronavirus. This helps The program is important in preventing spread, while also allowing children aged 5-11 to be eligible for a chance to win a full scholarship at a world-class New York institution.”

Parents and guardians can enter on behalf of their eligible children Here And those who do not have an internet connection can connect 1-833-697-4829 To submit an entry over the phone. New York State will run a random drawing each week, and winners will be verified by the New York State Department of Health and New York State Higher Education Services.

Only one entry per child will be accepted, and children must have received their first COVID-19 vaccination at least one day prior to admission. Entries will be carried over through all of the ‘Immunization, Education, Graduation’ program drawings. Additional information is available at Official Rules.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the country new site, to get information, Frequently Asked Questions, And new resources About the COVID-19 vaccine and children. The state recently added ready-made materials to support child service providers and localities vaccinating children on the ground, including new posters and posters available. Here.

New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are encouraged to contact their pediatrician, family doctor, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may administer a vaccine for this category age. Parents and guardians can visit [vaccines.gov]Vaccines.gov, text their zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 To find nearby locations. Make sure your provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet approved for this age group. At this time, mass vaccination sites in New York State are currently being used for people 12 and older, while the #VaxToSchool pop-ups focus on children ages 12-17. Additional programs and events focused on children ages 5-11 will be announced soon.

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