New York is offering 50 college scholarships to kids aged 12 to 17 in the state who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Parents can enter their child to win a four-year scholarship to a state college or university, The Hill reports.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday announced the incentive, called “Get a Shot to Make Your Future,” on Twitter.
📣Great new vaccine incentive!📣
12- to 17-year-old NYers who get vaccinated can enter for a chance to win a 4-year full-ride scholarship to any public college or university in NYS!
50 winners will be chosen at 5 random drawings.
Parents can learn more here ⬇️
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 26, 2021
The state will administer the raffle and select 10 winners a week over five weeks for a total of 50 winners.
Oregon and Ohio are also using a lottery to incentivize residents to get vaccinated.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced recently that her state is offering five separate scholarships worth $100,000 each, according to the report.