Student Vaccination Incentive Program

Students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University in the fall 2021 semester, who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at any approved location (on or off-campus), are eligible to receive $250. In addition to the $250, MVSU students can win prizes, including housing, meal plans, and textbook refunds.

Submit your vaccination record here by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone! For a list of vaccination sites, visit Mississippi State Department of Health's Vaccination webpage.   If you are not currently in Mississippi, contact your State’s Department of Health for vaccine sites.  COVID-19 vaccines are also available at local drug stores and Walmart pharmacies.

GUIDELINES

To be eligible, students must submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card or other acceptable records).

Accepted records include:

Students should upload proof of vaccination to the Student Vaccination Incentive Program Form by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021.

The $250 will be disbursed directly to you using Bank Mobile after verifying your enrollment status and vaccination documentation.

The verification of the fully vaccinated documentation will be reviewed by the COVID-19 Director and/or Student Health Staff trained on COVID-19 protocols and medical confidentiality standards. Submitting false information might be deemed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. If it is determined that a student has submitted false information during the verification process, they will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs.

If you received your vaccination in Mississippi and have misplaced your vaccination records, learn how to access your records here

To learn how to access your records in other states, click here.  

For questions regarding the vaccination, please see the FAQs below or email coviddirector@mvsu.edu.

PRIZE DRAWING

Also on October 2, the university will draw the names of 10 students who will receive prizes. Every student who submitted proof of vaccination will be entered for the grand prizes.

Prizes include the following:

  • Two students will win a textbook refund up to $500.
  • Two students will win a meal plan for one semester.
  • Two students will win one semester of university-owned student housing, for students who live on campus.
  • One student will win a meal plan for one academic year.
  • One student will win one academic year of university-owned student housing, for students who live on campus.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must have received one dose (Johnson & Johnson) or two doses (Pfizer or Moderna) of the vaccine by Monday, September 27, 2021.
  • Students must be enrolled for at least one course for the fall 2021 semester by the close of business on the day prior to the drawing.
  • Students awarded one prize are not eligible for additional prizes.
  • Students taking dual credit courses only are not eligible.
  • Students who are benefit-eligible employees of Mississippi Valley State University are not eligible.
  • Students who have obtained an accommodation from the University College ADA Coordinator regarding their vaccine status are eligible for entry and still must sign up for a vaccination to be entered into the drawing.

NOTES

  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value.
  • Prizes, once accepted, are not transferable.
  • Students who accept a prize agree to allow their name and/or likeness to be used to publicly announce their prize status.
  • Prize options will be factored into the student's account as financial aid, and as such, could impact eligibility for other aid. The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist the student to ensure the award does not affect other aid received.
  • Prizes may be subject to certain date restrictions.
  • MVSU reserves the right to modify the list of incentives at any time.

FAQs

When will the drawing take place?

The drawing is scheduled to take place on October 2, 2021. Winners will also be notified via their MVSU e-mail accounts.

If my name is drawn will I get to select my prize?

Names will be drawn for specific incentives.

I'm vaccinated! How do I get my $250?

Students should upload proof of vaccination to the Student Vaccination Incentive Program Form by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021. The $250 will be disbursed directly to you using Bank Mobile after verifying your enrollment status and vaccination documentation.

If I was fully vaccinated prior to the incentive plan being offered, am I eligible to receive the incentive?

Yes, if you meet all the other criteria.

For how long are the vouchers good?

Through June 30, 2022

I'm not vaccinated yet. Where can I get the shot?

For a list of vaccination sites, visit Mississippi State Department of Health's Vaccination webpage.   If you are not currently in Mississippi, contact your State’s Department of Health for vaccine sites.  COVID-19 vaccines are also available at local drug stores and Walmart pharmacies.

I have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Do you have more info?

Click here for basic information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

When do I need to get my vaccine in order to meet the submission deadline?

Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses. The Moderna doses are 28 days apart, and the Pfizer doses are 21 days apart. In order to get your second dose of either vaccine by September 27, you should get your first Moderna dose by August 30 or your first Pfizer dose by September 6. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose.

Who will verify the documentation I upload?

The verification of the fully vaccinated documentation will be reviewed by the COVID-19 Director and/or Student Health Staff trained on COVID-19 protocols and medical confidentiality standards. Submitting false information might be deemed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. If it is determined that a student has submitted false information during the verification process, they will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If your question is not answered here, email coviddirector@mvsu.edu. Emails will be responded to within 48 business hours in the order in which they were received.