Major incentive offered for San Francisco students to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Ten high school students from the school district of San Francisco can get a complete scholarship at the San Francisco State University if they get their vaccine shot against COVID-19, city officials on Monday announced. 

Vaccinated San Francisco Unified School District students aged 12 to 17 are qualified to get a fully-funded four years of undergraduate tuition at SFSU, KRON4 reported.

“These college scholarships are an incredible reward for San Francisco teens doing the right thing for themselves and their community – and that is being a part of ending this pandemic by getting the COVID-19 vaccination,” exclaimed San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “Our teens have endured over a year of distance learning and missed interactions with their friends. These scholarships will carry their education forward and help shape their future in innumerable ways.”

The draw will be open for residents until Nov. 13, and the winners will be identified during the week of Nov. 22.

These are the following requirements for residents to qualify in the drawing:

·        A permanent resident of the city and county of San Francisco, which includes persons living in San Francisco who meet AB 540 eligibility

·        Vaccinated of at least the first Pfizer COVID-19 dose before entry

·        Not enrolled at any college or university at present not have been enrolled in one previously

·        No immediate family (spouse or dependent children) ties with SF State employee, and not an employee

·        Aged 12 through 17 when vaccinated

Those who wish to participate must also be vaccinated at one of the vaccination centers in the city listed at SFSU’s vaccine scholarship program rules.

The program is done in collaboration with the SFSU, SFUSD, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.