Vaccinated Maryland youth get a chance to win scholarship

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are offering younger residents another reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19: a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion on Wednesday. It aims to motivate 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated. A total of 20 scholarships will be awarded through random drawings starting next week. Every Monday for eight weeks, officials will pick two winners and four winners will be picked on Labor Day.

To qualify, students must both live and be vaccinated in Maryland. To qualify, students must both live and be vaccinated in Maryland. The $50,000 scholarships cover the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education.


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