NY Awards First Round Of Vax Scholarships For Kids 5 To 11

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday.

The youths’ names were drawn by lottery after their parents or guardians entered them in the “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” contest. It’s open to children 5 to 11 who get their first vaccine dose by Dec. 19. Weekly drawings will continue through Dec. 20.

Winners get tuition, room and board for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at a New York State or New York City public university, plus money for books and supplies.

Hochul’s office released video of the Democrat phoning some of the young winners, whose full names weren’t given.

New York offered a similar scholarship raffle for vaccinated 12-to-17-year-olds last spring and summer.

States around the country have tried various giveaways to induce people to get inoculated.



  1. I literally want to vomit. This is like taking candy from a stranger. This vax is totally unnecessary for kids and doesn’t protect the vulnerable around them anyway. Plus the studies were rigged. One 12 year old girl got paralyzed (Maggie De Garay) in the study they posted her side effect as a “stomach ache”