At least seven $7,000 scholarships for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students is up for grabs.
UW-L was the first school in the UW System to to announce it hit a 70% vaccination rate as part of a scholarship campaign.
UW System’s “70 for 70” aims to get 70 students scholarships — which total $490,000 — when schools hit the 70% vaccination mark.
Students who get vaccinated now will have a chance for one of at least seven scholarships. More could be on the way if other schools don’t hit the 70% mark.
Students, and all community members, will also receive $100 from the state if vaccinated before Sept. 6. Students are also eligible for other incentives (click here for more info).
UW System president Tommy Thompson was at UW-L on Wednesday to make the announcement about the school being the first to hit that goal, though UW-Madison announced Thursday that 90% of its campus is vaccinated — and it was at 88% on Wednesday.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported: “UW-La Crosse’s data is based on a student survey and pending confirmation by the campus student health center, which is obtaining permission from students to cross-check vaccination status with the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. Spokesman Kyle Farris said in the meantime the university trusts its students for having provided complete and accurate information.”