7 in region win $10,000 Vax-2-School scholarships in 4th round

State is giving away 30 $10,000 scholarships each day this week, plus five $100,000 scholarships on Friday.

Seven winners from the local region won $10,000 scholarships n the fourth round of the state’s Vax-2-School scholarship program.

Winners announced Thursday include Noah Carl and Cimone Derrick of Dayton, Keijuanna (Keikei) Alsup of Centerville, Ava Schell of Xenia, Kellen Miller of Troy, John Matthews III of Hamilton and Logan Regg of West Chester Twp.

The winners were named on Instagram and Twitter at @OhioVax2School and online at https://ohiovax2school.com/.

The state is awarding $2 million in scholarships to Ohioans 5 to 25 who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Five people will win $100,000 scholarships and 150 will win $10,000, with 30 winners announced daily this week. The scholarships can be used at any college, university, trade school, technical program or job training program in the state.

The final 30 winners will be named at 3:30 p.m. Friday on Instagram and Twitter at @OhioVax2School and online at https://ohiovax2school.com/.

The five grand prize winners of the $100,000 scholarships will be announced at 7:29 p.m. Friday during the Ohio Lottery broadcast.

So far, 120 winners have been announced this week.

On Wednesday, winners from the area included Katelyn Schreiner of Dayton, Cody Ratermann of Clayton, Andrew Keck of Hamilton and Thomas Ratliff of Liberty Twp. in Butler County and Eleanor Bohlen of Morrow in Warren County.

Stephen Berent of Beavercreek, Zoe Helmick of Englewood and Jonathan Lewis of Troy were among 30 winners of the $10,000 scholarships announced at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

and six winners from the region announced Monday included Mitchell Link of Jamestown in Greene County; Lessah Lemaster of Enon in Clark County; Madison Cooke of Maineville in Warren County; plus three from West Chester Twp. in Butler County — Alena McCain, Martin Philip and Katrina Whitmore

Winners are selected using a random generator number, the same as the state used in the Vax-a-Million incentive.

Those who were not selected in the first two drawings will automatically be carried over into the following drawings. People who were previously vaccinated are eligible to win.

As of Wednesday, more than 6.77 million Ohioans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Nearly 140,000 residents ages 5 to 11 and 397,602 kids 12 to 17 have started the vaccine. It’s roughly 13.99% and 44.69% of those respective age groups’ population.

More than 974,000 Ohioans 18 to 29 have started the vaccine series. It accounts for 52.33% of that age group.

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