The Vax-2-School Registration is opening up. Midwesterners from ages 12-25 can win up to $100,000 scholarships in the local region. That is if they have had one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
The program was announcing by Governor Mike DeWine as part of a statewide effort to get more people vaccinating last month. Moreover, the prize pool was increasing to $2 million on October 1st.
In fact, the state is going to be giving away 150 $10,000 scholarships and five $100,000 scholarships.
Moreover, the scholarships can be using at the Ohio college, university, technical/trade school, or career program of the winner’s choice.
Vax-2 Online Portal
Thus, eligible Ohioans can, in fact, enter using the online portal or by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-OHD (1-833-427-5634). Moreover, the state does say entering by the online portal is really quick. Plus the odds of winning are the same as entering by calling.
However, those who did previously enter therefore did not win, Ohio’s Vax-A-Million scholarships drawings are eligible. However, they must enter the new program as entries did not carry over.
A portion of its Corona Virus Relief Funds, according to the Ohio Department of Health, is using for this incentive program.
Moreover, a deadline to enter and drawing dates have not yet been announcing.
DeWine said during an announcement for the program in Columbus that getting Ohioans who are 12 and older vaccinating is crucial in keeping kids in the classroom.
“The top priority for this state is keeping our children in school and in person. I think it’s a top priority for parents. It is also a priority for our schools, for our teachers, for our administrators,” DeWine said.
In hopes of expanding the age group to include younger Ohioans, the state wanted children as young as 5 years old to have emergency use authorization for ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.