NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ten New York students have been awarded college scholarships just for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

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“Congratulations to them. They just won a full four-year scholarship, room and board, to any state college or university. That’s the SUNY system, that’s the CUNY system here,” he said. “This is about a $100,000 value.”

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The winners are:

  • Liam Burke, of Westchester County
  • Charlotte D’Agostino, of the Bronx
  • Chase French, of Monroe County
  • Bai Tang Jiang, of Queens
  • Adam Judson, of Albany County
  • Hannah Lee, of Nassau County
  • Jack Lucchesi, of Ontario County
  • Jack McAuliffe, of Clinton County
  • Ariana Nasr, of Queens
  • Peter Smith, of Onondaga County

The governor says more than 45,000 New Yorkers between ages 12-17 got their first shots after the state announced its free scholarship raffle.

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Forty more winners will be selected over the next four weeks. Winners will be announced on Wednesdays. Click here for more information.

CBSNewYork Team