Texas A&M's Voluntary Vaccine Incentive Program Offers Substantial Prizes

September 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. CDT

Texas A&M University is offering the chance for students, faculty and staff to win substantial prizes if they acknowledge being vaccinated by submitting an entry form on this dedicated site between now and Oct. 14.

Winners in the random drawing must show verifiable proof of vaccination prior to receiving their prize.

  • Five Texas A&M University undergraduate or graduate students each will awarded $14,500 toward their student account to be used for educational-related expenses, including tuition and fees.
  • Meanwhile, five Texas A&M or A&M System employees will be able to choose from two football Flex Packs, a $500 gift card to Barnes & Noble, a campus parking permit, membership to the Student Recreation Center or season tickets for OPAS or the Brazos Valley Symphony.

Eligibility for the Voluntary Vaccine Incentive Program is detailed in the terms and conditions posted for students and employees. Among the requirements to be considered for the random drawing are the following:

  • Must be fully vaccinated against the virus - either one or two shots depending on the type of vaccine and manufacturer.
  • Must submit the entry form to A&M's incentive portal.
  • If you lost your vaccination card, try contacting your vaccine provider directly and ask them to obtain a copy of it from the Texas Immunization Registry, which keeps vaccine records for the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Be either enrolled or employed at Texas A&M or one of the A&M System agencies outlined in the terms and conditions.

The random drawing Oct. 15 will be overseen by the accounting firm Ingram, Wallis & Co., P.C.

Researchers across the globe say evidence has proven the vaccine remains the most effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Reminders:

  • Students, faculty and staff are required to participate in the mandatory COVID-19 testing program that started last week and continues through Sept. 10, 2021. Testing sites, hours of operation and additional information will be updated regularly on Texas A&M's COVID-19 guidance page.
  • Testing is widely available across campus at no cost. Times and locations are updated here weekly.
  • For those who test positive or are in close contact with a person who tests positive, the university has detailed directions.