Ohio Vax-2-School scholarship program doubles to $2 million in prizes; Here’s how, when to enter


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The start of Ohio’s latest COVID-19 vaccination incentive program is right around the corner and, this morning, more details were shared by Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff and Ohio Lottery Commission Director Pat McDonald.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week, the Ohio Vax-2-School program – for all vaccinated Ohioans ages 12 to 25.

Vanderhoff, during the morning press conference today, said the prizes are for one-of-five $100K scholarships and now up to 150 scholarships of $10K, which was previously at 50 scholarships.

The money can be used at an Ohio college or university, career or technical education, or job training.

Vanderhoff said the programs possibly could be extended to as young as 5 years old, if that age group is approved for the vaccine.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, Ohioans aged 12-25 can enter online here or by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) to win.

There is no word yet on the dates when winners will be announced.

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