$500,000 in Education Scholarships Available Under "Take Your Shot, Oregon"

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$500,000 in Education Scholarships Available To Students Under the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" Vaccination Campaign

Dear Education Partners:

Please let your students and community know that Oregonians age 12 through 17 will have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings plan scholarships under the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" campaign!

Last week Governor Kate Brown launched the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" Campaign for all vaccinated Oregonians. Oregonians age 12 to 17 will have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. Oregonians 18 and older will have the chance to win $1 million or one of 36 $10,000 prizes––with one winner in each county in Oregon.

All Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the draw date will be entered to win. The drawing will take place on June 28, with names announced the following week. The cut off for names being added to the vaccine database is midnight on June 27.

The campaign is a collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Lottery, and the Oregon State Treasury, and is funded with $1.86 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Act dollars. With the help of the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Health Authority will draw names for winners in each category. 

No personal identifying information will be shared with the Oregon Lottery, and winners will be given the option to opt out in order to preserve patient privacy. Current employees and family members of the Oregon Lottery, the Governor’s Office, the Treasurer’s Office, and the Oregon Health Authority will be ineligible to win.

Encourage your students to get vaccinated and fund their future through a scholarship that can be used for higher education and job training!

More information on vaccines is available at covidvaccine.oregon.gov.

More information on the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" Campaign is available in this FAQ.