CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Officials from the Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that they have doubled the scholarship amounts in the “Vax-2-School” program.
The program will now offer a total of $2 million in scholarships.
Vaccinated Ohioans ages 12-25 can enter a drawing to win one of five $100,000 scholarships. 150 $10,000 scholarships will also be given and can be used for college, job training, or other education.
Pending the FDA authorization of vaccinations for ages 5 to 11, the scholarships will also include that age bracket.
Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the “Vax-2-School” program that detailed the vaccination incentives.
Beginning Oct. 4, young Ohioans who have received at least the first dose can visit ohiovax2school.com or call 1-833-427-5634 to enter the drawing.
A deadline to enter has not yet been announced.