Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking to fully-vaccinated students

Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Alabama school announced the program this week, as the state’s vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the United States.

Only 34.2% of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared to 49.3% of the United States’ population.

Fully-vaccinated students attending Auburn in the fall can enter a drawing and there will also be prizes for the campus organizations with the most vaccinated members, according to a post on the school’s website.

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