The University of Texas at Dallas has implemented the Comet Vaccine Incentive Program directed to vaccinated students according to a Dallas Morning News article from August 30 which reports,
“The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson is offering all students $125 for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, along with the chance to receive scholarships of up to $12,000.
All students who choose to voluntarily participate in the program will receive $125 directly deposited to their personal account.”
Further incentives and rewards were also announced to encourage students to participate and get vaccinated according to a Fox 4 KDFW article from August 30 which reports,
“… 10 vaccinated students will be randomly selected to win a $12,000 tuition scholarship and 10 will be selected to win a $10,000 housing scholarship.
There will be 25 chances to win $1,500 in UTD Tech Store credit and 50 chances to win an orange parking pass.
Up to $300 in additional funding will also be available for student organizations that have at least 70% of its members vaccinated.”
But the good news doesn’t end with incentives and scholarship rewards as the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Gene Fitch Jr. also offered students vaccines in a University of Texas at Dallas Community News article from August 20.
“Need to be vaccinated? We will be holding three clinics: Aug. 22 and 25 and Sept. 15. Watch your UTD email for more details and for clinic locations and times.”