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Spears Poke-a-thon set to raffle scholarships to fully vaccinated students

Friday, August 20, 2021

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In conjunction with Oklahoma State University's Poke-a-thon, the Spears School of Business is hosting the Spears Poke-a-thon, a college-wide coronavirus vaccination incentive program, where fully vaccinated Spears Business students are eligible to win scholarships during the month of September.

“We all want as normal a school year as possible and the best way to ensure we achieve this is by each of us being fulling vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Dr. Ken Eastman, dean of Spears Business. “The vaccine is safe and effective and I encourage every eligible person to get it as soon as possible. As evidence of our strong belief in COVID vaccination, we are adding additional incentives to what OSU is offering to students. Getting vaccinated is the responsible thing to do and the scholarship dollars available are an incentive and a 'thank you' for doing so.”

All fully vaccinated Spears Business students enrolled in the fall 2021 semester are eligible to be entered into a weekly raffle of $15,000 worth of scholarships. In addition, Spears Business students will have the opportunity to win scholarships and prizes through the OSU Poke-a-thon.

The Spears Poke-a-thon award dates and scholarship amounts are listed below:

  • Sept. 1 - $2,500 scholarship - recipient Carson Mullins 
  • Sept. 8 - $2,500 scholarship - recipient Elizabeth Davis
  • Sept. 15 - $2,500 scholarship - recipient Mariam Mahmood
  • Sept. 22 - $2,500 scholarship - recipient Corban Self
  • Sept. 29 - $5,000 scholarship - recipient Aaron Corona

To enter in both the OSU and Spears Poke-a-thons, upload a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record to OSU Health Services Portal or schedule your vaccine with OSU Health Services to automatically be entered. Students who have already been vaccinated through OSU Health Services will automatically be entered. All terms and conditions are subject to change and are in accordance with the OSU Poke-a-thon regulations

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