Gov Hochul’s Contest For Kids Who Get Vaccinated

November 9, 2021

ALBANY, NY – From The Governor’s Office:

GOVERNOR HOCHUL LAUNCHES NEW ‘VACCINATE, EDUCATE, GRADUATE’ VACCINE INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR 5- TO 11-YEAR-OLDS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SUNY OR CUNY FULL SCHOLARSHIP

Parents and Guardians of 5- To 11-Year-Olds Who Receive Their First Vaccine Dose by December 19 Can Enter Into the Random Drawing Here

Scholarship Includes Tuition, Room And Board

10 Winners per Week for Five Weeks with First Winners Announced November 24; Drawing Schedule Available Here

Parents, Guardians, And Communities Encouraged To Visit Ny.Gov/Vaxforkids;

Governor Hochul: “We have a plan I’m announcing today. It’s called Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate. And what that means is anybody have kids in this age group, you’re not going to want to miss your chance. We are going to be allowing people to get vaccinated and then to be part of a pool, and we’ll be selecting 50 names of children who will receive a full ride to a SUNY or CUNY institution. Tuition, fees, room and board, the whole nine yards.”

Hochul: “There is no reason, with all the resources available to us, places like this all over the state, there’s no excuse not to get the adults vaccinated, get the kids vaccinated, and put this pandemic in the rear view mirror. We’ll talk about it in the past tense and not the current tense.”

Earlier today, during a COVID-19 briefing at the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center in Westchester County, Governor Kathy Hochul announced new efforts to support vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds, including the launch of a new vaccine incentive program – ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ – for young New Yorkers. Parents and guardians of children ages 5 through 11 who receive their first vaccine dose by December 19th can enter the State’s incentive program for a chance for their child to win a full scholarship to any two- or four-year SUNY or CUNY college or university; the scholarship includes tuition, room, and board. Ten winners will be announced each week beginning November 24th, with a total of 50 winners being selected over the five-week period.