Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of Second Round “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” Incentive
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the winners of the second round of the “Get A Shot to Make Your Future” incentive for a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY school. Winners receive a full scholarship to any college or public university in New York City, including tuition, accommodation, and board. New York State will administer the raffle and select 10 winners per week for five weeks. There are three drawings left after this week. Once a child aged 12 to 17 receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a parent or legal guardian can enter them for future draws here. Federal COVID-19 relief and awareness funds will be used to cover the cost of this vaccination incentive program.
“The key to New York’s recovery, rebirth and revitalization is to get as many eligible New Yorkers vaccinated as quickly as possible,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are working hard and being creative to put the shots out, and we are targeting our efforts on groups of people with lower vaccination rates, especially young adults between the ages of 12 and 17, who have the rate lowest immunization rate of any age group in Our unique opportunity to win a free ride to any public college or university in the state, valued at approximately $ 100,000, is proof that the vaccine will not only make you safer, it could very well make your future as well. Congratulations to the 10 winners announced today, and good luck to the kids and parents who look forward to next week’s drawing. “
The winners of the second round are:
- Ella Campbell, Erie County, NY
- Emily Ghim, Queens, NY
- Jayce Leclere, Westchester County, New York
- Reed Livoti, Westchester County, New York
- Natalia Low, Suffolk County, New York
- Liam Murphy, New York, NY
- Carrie Ng, Brooklyn, NY
- Jack Szydlo, Monroe County, New York
- Jasmine Thalon, Nassau County, New York
- Isabella Wolcott, Steuben County, New York
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said, “Getting hesitant young people to get vaccinated will help us return to a greater normalcy and to that end we will all benefit. My congratulations to today’s scholarship recipients and future SUNY students. the path to prosperity. “
CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez said: “As more and more young New Yorkers receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are moving closer to our goal of beating the pandemic and accelerating the economic recovery of our state and our city. Education is an integral part of this resurgence, and it never has been. a better time to attend CUNY College, to start developing the skills and professional development needed to join the region’s workforce. Congratulations to the most recent winners of the “Get a Shot to Make your Future” cartoon. They are doing their part to help speed recovery, and we welcome them to CUNY.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation President Dr Guillermo Linares said, “! Free and just as exciting to see the excitement as the winners are announced each week. Increasing the number of young people vaccinated will reduce risks for everyone and allow teens to safely return to normal activities, just in time for summer.
The first round winners are from Albany, Bronx, Clinton, Monroe, Nassau, Onondaga, Ontario, Queens and Westchester counties.
The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation verified the immunization status of the winners.
Laureates will receive up to four years of full-time undergraduate study, which will include the following:
- Tuition Fee: An amount equal to the tuition fee at the State or City University of New York tuition rate.
- Non-tuition fees: room and board and allowances for fees, books, supplies and transportation up to the cost of tuition at SUNY or CUNY colleges.
More information on where to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or to make an appointment, is available here.