The incentives for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine are getting bigger. Just recently the Governor offered the "Vax and Scratch". For one week those who received a vaccine got a voucher to get a scratch-off that could be worth up to five million dollars. Now the goal is to get as many twelve to seventeen-year-olds vaccinated in New York state. The incentive is free college scholarships.
In an effort to help low-income high school seniors apply for SUNY colleges, the chancellor announced that they would be eliminating application fees. This means a single student can apply to up to seven SUNY schools and in turn, save three hundred fifty dollars in application fees.
There is another program in jeopardy for New York State college students. This one is for New Yorkers who are able to attend state colleges tuition-free. This program may not be available because of the coronavirus pandemic.
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not, it's all not allowed on two more local campuses starting in 2019...
College students across New York state may be getting some help from an initiative put in motion by Governor Cuomo. It would ensure that all public colleges can offer healthy options and food for free.
Bethany and I are so excited, college week is back on WGNA. Last year we had so much fun broadcasting the show live at local colleges and universities and now we are back on the road and bringing fun and prizes to local higher educational facilities. If we are coming to your school make sure you get up and out early and come see us!