The University of Kansas announced vaccine incentives worth more than $235,000

Lawrence, KS – According to the officials, they will include weekly drawings on Fridays starting on Aug. 27 and running through Oct. 29.

The University officials say that three students will win a cash prize equivalent to one semester’s worth of undergraduate in-state tuition, valued at $5,091.

Two students will win a gold parking permit. Four students will win $1,000 in KU Dining Dollars. 

Other students will win sets of two football and men’s basketball tickets to a variety of games.

To qualify for weekly drawings prizes, students need to upload a completed vaccine card to Watkins Health Services through a secure portal.

The incentives were paid for by using federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund dollars designated to help higher education institutions fight the pandemic.

And last, but not least important – the University of Kansas will offer $40 gift cards from the KU Bookstores to the first 4,000 students who receive their first dose of a vaccine sequence at on-campus vaccine appointments and clinics. These students will also be eligible to receive a $10 KU Dining gift card after setting an appointment and returning to receive a second dose of vaccine.