Vaccine Scholarship Program Official Rules

SF State Vaccine Scholarship Program Official Rules

San Francisco State University (SF State) is committed to creating pathways and access to higher education opportunities for families in the City and County of San Francisco. SF State is offering 10 scholarships to San Francisco resident’s ages 12-17 who receive the COVID-19 vaccine and who have registered at participating City and County of San Francisco locations. A minimum of one and a maximum of two winners will be selected from each City & County of San Francisco participating vaccination locations.

Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of the difference between qualifying expenses for in-state tuition and fees and other federal and/or state financial aid awarded to the winner.  In the event a winner’s federal and/or state financial aid awards fully cover the cost of in-state tuition and fees, the student will be awarded $2,000.00 per academic year. All scholarships will be credited to the individual’s student account for each semester of enrollment

Last day to enter the drawing will be Saturday November 13th and drawing of the winners from each participating site will be on November 15th and official announcement of the winners will be published the week of November 22nd.

By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form at a participating City & County of San Francisco vaccination site, an entrant is deemed to have entered the scholarship drawing.

One entry per person.  Eligible entrants can only submit one (1) entry into the drawings.  Prior to the drawing being held the entry list will be reviewed, and all duplicate entries removed.

The winners of the drawing will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.  Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners drawn and verified will be declared the official winners of the scholarship drawing.

By entering the drawing, you agree to provide SF State with proof of your vaccination status, if selected as a winner. 

CITY and COUNTY of SAN FRANCISCO PARTICIPATING VACCINATION LOCATIONS

  • Monday, Oct 25: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Visitation Valley, 1099 Sunnydale, San Francisco, CA 94134
     
  • Tuesday, Oct 26: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Malcolm X, 350 Harbor Road, San Francisco, CA 94124
     
  • Wednesday, Oct 27: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
     
  • Friday, Oct 29th: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94115
     
  • Tuesday, Nov 2: 12:00  – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: 24th and Mission, 24th and Capp St., San Francisco, CA 94110
     
  • Saturday, November 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Location: McCoppin, 651 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

 You are eligible to enter the drawing if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. You permanently reside in the City & County of San Francisco (includes individuals living within the City & County of San Francisco who meet AB540 eligibility).
  2. You are aged 12 through 17 when you received a COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. You are not currently enrolled at a college or university nor have you previously been enrolled in college or university. 
  4. You received a first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine prior to entry.
  5. You are not an employee or immediate family of an employee of SF State living as a member of the employee’s household.  “Immediate family”: means spouse and dependent children, consistent with California Government Code section 82029.

All entries will be downloaded and a random selection formula will be utilized by SF State officials to select winners.

All winner information and eligibility will be reviewed prior to the declaration of official winners.  Potential winners’ information will be validated by SF State officials. 

If a winner fails to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination status within a reasonable time as determined by SF State, that winner may be deemed ineligible and an alternate may be used.  Adequacy of the proof provided is subject to SF State’s reasonable discretion.

In the event that an entry is deemed invalid, a discrepancy is found, or a winner cannot be located based upon the contact information submitted, an alternate shall be used in place of the ineligible or un-locatable winner.

In the event a winner does not wish to receive the scholarship, declines publicity associated with the prize, refuses or fails to provide verification information, or does not promptly respond (within 10 business days) to the initial contact by SF State officials, that winner may be deemed ineligible and an alternate may be used.  If it is determined that an alternate will be used, the winner that was deemed ineligible will forfeit any scholarship associated with this program.

In the event a winner does not enroll at SF State prior to their 24th birthday, the winner will be deemed ineligible and will forfeit any scholarship associated with this program. 

The promptness and degree of reasonableness of efforts to locate a winner or of any decision to deem a winner ineligible based upon these rules shall be at the sole discretion of SF State.

Alternates will be used in the order in which they were selected (i.e. alternate one (1) will be used first, alternate two (2) second and so on) as vacated spots become available.

Any information registered for or by a minor child must be validated by a parent or legal guardian prior to award of a scholarship.  Entries must include a parent or legal guardian’s information, including their name, address, phone number, and email address.

By entering the drawing, SF State has been explicitly authorized to receive vaccination records to verify that a registered individuals receiving a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Verification of all information must be presented to claim any scholarship prize.

To protect your privacy, SF State limits and protects the personal information we collect and maintain. To learn more about our information collection, use and access, please read our Privacy Policy: https://its.sfsu.edu/privacynotice.

Neither the California State University, SF State, and each of its past, present and future agents, attorneys, current and former employees, officers, directors, trustees, auxiliary organizations, insurers, representatives and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with any of them, are responsible for late, or incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this drawing.

Neither the California State University, SF State, and each of its past, present and future agents, attorneys, current and former employees, officers, directors, trustees, auxiliary organizations, insurers, representatives and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with any of them, are responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of this drawing, which may include without limitation, inaccessibility or unavailability of the internet, the website or any combination thereof; theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the website; any injury or damage to the entrants or to any other person’s computer(s) or smartphone related to or resulting from participating in this drawing, or downloading materials from or use of the website. 

To accept and receive a scholarship, entrants must agree to release and hold harmless the California State University, SF State, and each of its past, present and future agents, attorneys, current and former employees, officers, directors, trustees, auxiliary organizations, insurers, representatives and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with any of them, from any claim, demand, judgement, award and/or any liability of any kind related to this Vaccine Incentive Program.

All scholarship details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of SF State.  Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements defined in these official rules are not eligible to win.

Except as otherwise specified herein, scholarship winners agree to the use of their names and/or likenesses for advertising and publicity purposes, without compensation. 

Selection as a winner of a scholarship does not guarantee admission to SF State or the California State University.  A winner must apply for, be admitted to, and enroll in an undergraduate degree program at San Francisco State University prior to their 24th birthday to receive the scholarship.

Scholarship winners must be continuously enrolled to remain eligible and eligibility is limited to 8 consecutive fall/spring semesters.

Scholarships are nontransferable to any other person, including relatives or friends. 

All federal and state financial aid rules apply. Students who receive other financial aid awards may have limited eligibility for scholarship funds. If necessary, funds will be adjusted. SF State officials will maximize the use of all funds to best meet student needs.

Scholarship funds, when combined with other financial aid, may be taxable if they exceed tuition, fees, books and supplies. For additional information, see IRS Publication 970.

SF State reserves the right to contact you about events and programs pertinent to the university.

SF State, at its discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this drawing or end the drawing prior to all prize winners being drawn.

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