15 students win $7,000 scholarships in 70 for 70 vaccination campaign

UWM students stepped up this fall to help the campus surpass the UW System goal of a minimum 70% vaccination rate among enrolled students. As part of the UW System’s 70 for 70 vaccination incentive program, 15 UWM students have been randomly selected to receive $7,000 tuition credit awards and have been notified.

Students who were enrolled this fall (except for those fully online) were automatically eligible for the UW System awards if they uploaded proof of full vaccination by Oct. 31.

So far, at least 92% of UWM’s student population is fully vaccinated. If that rate hits 95%, it will unlock a separate $500 UWM scholarship for a student. As part of its own vaccine incentive program, UWM has awarded four students $500 scholarships, based on students reaching 85% and 90% vaccination, and employees reaching a vaccination rate of 80%.

Students can still upload proof of vaccination here. For more on how to get vaccinated on and off campus, go to UWM’s vaccination clinic page.

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