On July 7, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference announcing that more than 75% of Marylanders have received a COVID-19 vaccination. Despite this milestone, Hogan stressed the importance of Maryland’s vaccination rate reaching as close to 100% as possible. To incentivize further vaccinations (especially among teenagers), the Governor unveiled a new scholarship program: VaxU. The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Higher Education Commission are partnering on the initiative to provide $1 million in college scholarships for residents who get vaccinated and are aged 12 to 17.
Employing the same random number generator used for the VaxCash promotion, 20 individual $50,000 scholarships for public in-state tuition and fees will be made available via lottery from July 12 through Labor Day. The last drawing takes place on September 6 when four winners will be selected. The winners may also opt to transfer the scholarship to an out-of-state school.
Read more about the VaxU Scholarship Promotion.
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