UW-Parkside provides scholarships, incentives to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

SOMERS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- UW-Parkside leaders are encouraging faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated ahead of the fall semester that is set to begin Sept. 8.

UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford said individuals who upload their vaccination information into the Student Health & Counseling Center's protected MyChart system will be eligible for a variety of incentives throughout the fall 2021 term. These incentives include Parkside Ranger Bear socks, sweatshirts, and gift cards, as well as parking passes, dining and book vouchers, and a laptop.

Parkside student scholarships are also part of the incentives. Officials say this includes the "70 for 70" incentive program that provides an opportunity for UW students vaccinated against COVID-19 to win a $7,000 scholarship. According to officials, vaccinated students who attend universities that achieve at least 70% vaccination rates will be eligible for one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each.  Students at all UW System universities except UW-Madison are eligible for the drawing.

“We are encouraging our entire campus community to Vax up,” said Chancellor Ford.  “Supporting efforts to provide a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, and students is our top priority, and vaccinations will help do that.”

More information about the 70 for 70 campaign is available on the UW-Parkside website.  Vaccination locations and other information are located on the Ranger Recovery website, along with instructions on how to safely upload their vaccination information into MyChart.

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