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Towson University Awards COVID-19 Vaccination Raffle Prizes To Nursing Student, Clinician

TOWSON (WJZ) -- Two winners of a raffle for Towson University students and staff vaccinated for COVID-19 are, quite fittingly, part of the fight against the pandemic themselves.

University officials announced Sunday that Kyle Pendergrast, a nursing student from Catonsville, and Cynthia Stack, a medical assistant in the TU Health Center, won the university's raffle. Pendergrast, a former travel nurse studying for a bachelor of science in nursing, will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Stack will receive free parking for a year.

All University System of Maryland schools, including Towson, are requiring students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated by Aug. 9. As of Monday, 92% of faculty and staff had been vaccinated and 73% of students.

The University is holding five days of random drawings for $1,000 scholarships to be handed out to any student who has gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center held a free, walk-in clinic on campus Monday.

Last month, Gov. Larry Hogan announced $1 million in funding for $50,000 college scholarships to be handed out at random to any resident between 12 and 17 who gets vaccinated.

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