Otsego County student wins SUNY scholarship through vaccine incentive

Associated Press

A student from Otsego County has been awarded a full SUNY scholarship after receiving their vaccine through the state’s ‘Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ incentive.

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 4:08 PM

A student from Otsego County has been awarded a full SUNY scholarship after receiving their vaccine through the state’s ‘Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ incentive.

Jordan Gallusser was one of 10 students aged 12 – 17 to be chosen in this round. The state is selecting 10 winners each week through July 7.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this incentive is meant to boost the vaccination rates among teens, which is the lowest in the state.

"Younger New Yorkers still have the lowest vaccination rates in the State, and this incentive offers 12- to 17-year-olds a unique opportunity to make their futures in exchange for taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Cuomo.

The selected students will get a scholarship for four years at any SUNY or CUNY school, including room and board.

Other winners this round include:

  • Kelly Moscoso-Yanes, Nassau County
  • Victoria Romero, Nassau County
  • Niaja Land, Brooklyn
  • Emily Brodsky, Suffolk County
  • Nicholas Keirstead, Monroe County
  • Brian Hoffman, Erie County
  • Aleksander Sosa, Suffolk County
  • Madison Pennington, Erie County
  • Ryan Hsu, Queens

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