Joshua Sanchez, a commuter student from Orlando, won a free year of tuition. He got vaccinated to make sure he didn’t bring home the virus and expose his grandmother and mother.
“Wow,” he said, when told he had won the free tuition. “Oh, thank you so much. Wow. This actually helps me a lot.”
The university created the Safer Stetson Awards program this summer “to protect our community” by encouraging vaccinations, said Ray Nault, EdD, vice president of Enrollment Management, during the video announcement.
Each week from June 11 to July 30, names were randomly selected from a pool of vaccinated students. Winners received $1,000 or a free annual parking pass for campus for the runners-up.
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