Last Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced the five $100,000 scholarship winners of the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Oregonians aged 12 to 17 who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine were eligible for the drawing.
The winners are:
Joshua Greco, 14, Damascus, entering ninth grade
Maya Kolaric, 14, Portland, entering ninth grade
Nola Miller, 15, Portland, entering 10th grade
Laney Myers, 15, Grants Pass, entering 10th grade
Mia W., 12, Tigard, entering seventh grade
"I'm incredibly grateful for our scholarship winners, and all the young Oregonians who took their shot to get vaccinated and protect themselves and their families from COVID-19," said Brown. "If you have been waiting to get vaccinated and still have questions, call your family doctor or health care provider and get your questions answered today."
"I am excited about the education and job training opportunities these Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships offer to our five winners," said State Treasurer Tobias Read. "This is a win-win: these students made a wise investment to get vaccinated, to protect themselves and others, and Oregon made a very wise investment in their education and career goals."
The scholarship prizes were the result of a partnership between the Governor's Office, the Oregon State Treasury, the Oregon College Savings Plan, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Lottery. The Oregon State Treasury will oversee the college savings prizes.
Chloe Zinda from McMinnville, a student at Oregon State University, won the Take Your Shot Oregon $1 million incentive prize.
The names of the 36 $10,000 county-level prizes have not been announced.
In addition, several counties added their own extra incentive drawings, for a total of 134 prizes. Jefferson County will fund eight $10,000 prizes for adults and three $10,000 Oregon College Savings Plan accounts for kids ages 12 to 18. Local winners have not been announced.
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