Novel coronavirus information

August 5, 2021

Fully vaccinated by 9/17? You may win a $1K scholarship (Message to Washington resident students)

This message is being sent to Seattle undergraduate and graduate students who are Washington state residents. Washington resident students from UW Bothell and UW Tacoma also received this information.

Hello Huskies,

Getting vaccinated is a critical step in stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, so we can return to the activities we love this summer and bring back the pack this fall.

As part of Washington’s “Shot of a Lifetime” program, the Governor’s Office recently announced funds to be awarded by random drawing to students in state colleges and universities. As a Washington state resident, you may be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship if you are fully vaccinated.

The UW will randomly select 10 students on each campus who meet the following requirements:

  • You are a Washington resident undergraduate or graduate student
  • You attested to being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before 9:00 a.m. on September 17
  • You completed 6 or more credits during the spring 2021 quarter
  • You did not graduate/complete your program at the end of spring 2021

If you have already completed your attestation, you’re done! If not, fill out your attestation form today or make plans to be fully vaccinated within the following time frame:

  • Johnson & Johnson: Receive the shot no later than September 3
  • Pfizer: In order to be fully vaccinated by the deadline, you need to begin this series no later than August 13. We strongly recommend starting as soon as possible.
  • Moderna: In order to be fully vaccinated by the deadline, you need to begin this series no later than August 6.

The Office of Student Financial Aid plans to notify winners in late September.

Thank you for doing your part to stop this pandemic and protect your pack. We cannot wait to see you on campus this autumn.

Denzil Suite
Vice President, Student Life
University of Washington