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CMU Sophomore Wins Scholarship by Getting Vaccinated

Colorado Mesa University believes that the best practice for mitigating communicable diseases, like COVID-19, is engaging, educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking to make informed personal choices. With this in mind, conversations around the COVID-19 vaccine have been plentiful.

For the Fall 2021 semester, the CMU safety team has hosted vaccine clinics on campus every Wednesday. Part of the incentive to protect the Mavily was a vaccine promotion. Students who received the vaccine and uploaded their records were entered in to win a variety of scholarships and prizes.  

As a way of thanking those who have opted-in, the university awarded one student a Spring 2022 semester scholarship covering tuition and fees. The student was awarded the big prize by Rowdy at the first football game of the season.

Ellie Steyn, a sophomore from Morrison, Colorado, an ecology, evolution, organismal biology major won the scholarship. Nursing major Rebecca Green from Coventry, Rhode Island won a $500 dollar scholarship and a theatre major from Colorado Springs, Brendan Lowry won a Nintendo Switch.

In addition to the tuition and fees scholarship, CMU is awarding a total of (50) $500 awards and other prizes. Students can still get vaccinated and upload their records by September 10 to qualify for remaining prizes.


Written by Kelsey Coleman