Twenty New York children will get to go to college for free.
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On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 10 second-round winners of New York's "Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate" vaccine incentive program.
Parents and guardians of children ages 5 through 11 who receive their first vaccine dose by December 19th can enter the "Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate" incentive program for a chance to win a full scholarship to any two- or four-year SUNY or CUNY college or university for their child. The scholarship includes tuition, room, and board.
Tuition: The full cost of in-state tuition at a New York State or City University.
Non-tuition Costs: Room and board and allowances for books, supplies and transportation up to the average cost at SUNY colleges.
Residence: Students living on campus will receive a higher room and board allowance than commuter students. If housing is not available for students on campus, they will receive the same allowance as students living on campus.
"Through the 'Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate' program, ten more young New Yorkers will be able to receive life-changing education opportunities at any SUNY or CUNY college or university," Hochul said. "As we enter the holiday season and the risk of transmission increases, it is absolutely critical that we stay vigilant. The vaccine is the surest way to keep you and your loved ones safe - it's free, easily accessible, and most importantly safe for five- to 11-year-olds."
At least 30 more New York children who get vaccinated will receive free college tuition. CLICK HERE to register your child.
Last Saturday Hochul announced the first 10 winners. Winners are randomly selected.
Below is the list of all winners.
Juliette D., Westchester County
Baruch W., Westchester County
Keira H., Rockland County
Santiago K., Kings County
Naomi F., Schenectady County
Michael G., Queens County
Adalynn V., Onondaga County
Michael G., Fulton County
Griffin R., Monroe County
Theodore F., Queens County
Sophia S., Chemung County
Cecilia S., Broome County
Ivan Y., New York County (Manhattan)
Andreas B., Naussau County
Cris Anzen B., New York County (Manhattan)
Jocelyn R., Monroe County
Owen S., Queens County
Lily R., Albany County
Elizabeth E., Erie County
Tristan C., Queens County
Other identifying information is not available to protect student privacy.
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