Vaccine winners; more to come

UW Oshkosh Police Chief Kurt Leibold | July 8, 2021

UWO students,

Today we are announcing the recipients of the MacBooks and gift certificates offered this spring to fully COVID-19 vaccinated students, AND new incentives for you to get the shot this summer and fall.

You will recall, the spring program allowed all students who were fully vaccinated by June 15 and who filled out the COVID-19 vaccination report form to be automatically entered into the drawing.

I want to thank all of you who stepped up and got the shots. This is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our campuses. Due to the success of this program, we will be offering additional giveaways to those of you who are fully vaccinated by Oct. 15. Prizes will include a drawing for TEN $1,000 scholarships, as well as a free bucket hat or t-shirt to every student who fills out or has already filled out the COVID-19 vaccine report form. This new program will be open only to students registered for fall classes.

We plan to give away five of these scholarships the first week of fall semester and the remaining five by the end of October.

In the coming weeks we will announce an additional scholarship giveaway. Keep watching your email for details.


The recipients of the MacBooks from the spring program are Thomas O’Shea of Madison and Alicia Hentz of Oshkosh.

Recipients of the $25 University Bookstore gift certificates are Sarah Czuta of Waterford and Hailey Hotchkiss of Cedarburg.

With the opportunity to win scholarships and help protect yourself and your community, and the wide-availability of vaccine locations (find one here), there is no better time than now to get the shot.

Kurt Leibold

UWO Police Chief