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Salem State Hosting Its Own Vaccine Lottery With 9 Prizes For Students

SALEM (CBS) -- Salem State University will host its own vaccine lottery.

Students who prove they've been vaccinated will be entered to win one of 9 prizes. One student will win a $2,000 tuition credit, four will get $500 bookstore scholarships, and four will receive $250 in credits that can be used for on-campus purchases.

The university is requiring all on campus students to be vaccinated.

"Students who have not followed our vaccine mandate or received an approved exemption could face restrictions when it comes to moving in and accessing some campus facilities, and we are hopeful that this contest will prompt them to get squared away so that when they return, they can focus on academics and the excitement of being back." said Elisa Castillo, associate dean of students for wellness.

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