NY awards full scholarships to 10 students who received the COVID-19 vaccine

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Firefighter Auburn Craig Berg faucets a vial of Trendy COVID-19 vaccine with a syringe whereas working at a Cayuga County Division of Well being vaccine clinic at Fingerlakes Mall.

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

Ten New York college students who acquired their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine acquired full scholarships to attend a public school or college within the state.

The primary spherical of “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” scholarship lottery winners was introduced Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. This system was launched final week to supply a further incentive for younger individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 to get vaccinated.

Cuomo stated 45,883 younger individuals have been given the primary dose of the vaccine for the reason that incentive was introduced final week. This system runs till July 7, with weekly winners introduced each Wednesday.

The highest 10 winners are Liam Burke, Westchester; Charlotte D’Agostino, Bronx; Chase French, Penfield; Adam Judson, Albany; Hannah Lee, Westbury; Jack Lucchesi, Victor; Jack McAuliffe, Chazy; Ariana Nasr, Bayside; Peter Smith, Syracuse; and Bai Tang Jiang, in Queens.

Winners obtain a 4-year scholarship from any State College of New York or Metropolis College of New York faculty. The scholarship covers tuition, room and board. Cuomo stated it is price round $ 100,000.

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“Congratulations to them and congratulations to their mother and father,” Cuomo stated. “Financing school is a nightmare for households throughout America, and for college students it is nice. However for fogeys, it is also nice that they know that is one thing they do not have to fret about.”



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