Edwards declared 14 people in the state who have received at least one vaccine dose will win scholarships and cash, with one grownup winning $1 million, as part of their Shot At A Million campaign during the month of July.
"It's time to take your Shot At A Million, Louisiana. Any resident that has taken at least one COVID vaccine dose can register to win life-changing cash and scholarship prizes. Get your first shot by July 31 and you might be our grand prize winner," explained Edwards. "Getting your COVID vaccine is currently a huge win for Louisianans because they can safely take their masks off, be around other people and understand that they are protected from serious COVID-19 infections, hospitalization and death."
"Money for faculty is always a reason to celebrate," said Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed. "This is an exciting chance for students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the lagniappe is more than just a little something extra. These scholarships can help our prospective students advance their schooling at a two-year or four-year college or university or through an apprenticeship program."
Louisianans who have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are between the ages of 12 and 17 may enter to win one of $100,000 scholarships.