Vaccination Incentives Being Awarded to Students Throughout Fall Semester

Diego Paz earned Razorback football tickets and a parking pass to the homecoming game against Auburn, all for getting a COVID-19 vaccination and entering the university's incentive effort.
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Diego Paz earned Razorback football tickets and a parking pass to the homecoming game against Auburn, all for getting a COVID-19 vaccination and entering the university's incentive effort.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Diego Paz won Razorbacck football tickets and a parking pass to the homecoming football game against Auburn — one of nearly 30 incentives that University of Arkansas students won in the latest weekly drawing for vaccination incentives. Prizes included $500 scholarships, $100 parking permit credits, tickets and other incentives, all available just for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccinated students must enter to win to be eligible for incentives that will be awarded throughout the semester. Weekly drawings are being held every Wednesday.


$500 Scholarships

  • Natalie Kimberlin
  • Jordan Lundeen
  • Jenay Clark

Buffalo River Canoe Trip for two

  • Anna Giovannini

$100 Chartwells Dining Gift Card

  • Mary Buchanan

$100 Parking Permit Credits 

  • Natalie Ward
  • Daisy Diaz
  • Avery Mason
  • Anna Turpin
  • Cornelia Swardh
  • Madeleine Rhodes
  • Shelby Sanders
  • Emily Whitworth
  • Madison Lisenby
  • Avery Dearworth
  • Connor Miller
  • Sofia Wensel
  • Makayla Sinsley
  • Abby Thomas
  • Kevin Klimczyk
  • Winifred VanLandingham
  • Lauren Amos
  • Madeline Carter
  • Celestene Sebag
  • Kaitlyn Gray

TheatreSquared Vouchers for two 

  • Quinn Zavodnick

Walton Arts Center Voucher Packages for two - The Truth Has Changed (10 x 10 Arts Series)   

  • Anna Buchele

Additional weekly drawings will be held throughout the semester for COVID-19 vaccination incentives. All vaccinated, currently enrolled U of A students who enter are eligible. Currently unvaccinated students can become eligible at any point in the semester as soon as they are vaccinated and have entered to win. Students only need to enter once to be eligible for all of the weekly drawings.

Each week, at least 15 prizes including three $500 scholarships will be awarded to vaccinated students who have entered to win. New winning names will be drawn randomly each week. So, the sooner students get vaccinated (and enter), the sooner they become eligible for the weekly drawings. 

Enter to win COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives.

Proof of vaccination (defined as one dose of Johnson & Johnson or second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) will be required to claim prizes. 


  • $500 Scholarships (45 opportunities to win) 
  • $100 Parking Permit Credits (250 opportunities) 
  • $100 Bookstore Gift Cards (17 opportunities)
  • $100 Chartwells Dining Gift Cards (5 opportunities) 
  • Razorback Football Tickets + Parking Pass (6 opportunities to win, 4 tickets each)
  • Grand Canyon backpacking trip (1 opportunity)
  • Buffalo River Canoe Trip for 2 (1 opportunity for 2 students)
  • Weekend Camping rental package for two (1 opportunity for 2 students) 
    • Includes a two-person tent, two sleeping bags with pads, a two-burner stove and cook set. 
  • Weekend Mountain Bike rental (1 opportunity)
    • Includes a full-suspension mountain bike and helmet. 
  • Walmart AMP Voucher Packages for two (5 opportunities for 2 students) 
  • Walton Arts Center Voucher Packages for two (7 opportunties for 2 students)
  • TheatreSquared Vouchers for two (15 opportunities for 2 students)
    • Good for two prime tickets to any 2021 TheatreSquared performance (reserve ahead to guarantee seats).
  • Faulkner Performing Arts Center Event Tickets (1 opportunity, 4 tickets)
    • Four tickets to enjoy a performing arts event at this magnificent campus venue this fall or next spring.

Previous winners are not eligible for future prizes. 

Special thanks to Razorback Athletics, Walmart AMP, Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, Faulkner Performing Arts Center, University Recreation, University Bookstore and Chartwells for providing incentives for students. 

While state law prevents mandating it, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged. Vaccination is our primary means of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Let's get RazorVAXED Razorbacks!  

In addition to the university's incentive effort, U of A students, faculty and staff are also eligible for the City of Fayetteville's COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program. The City is offering one-time $100 payments for individuals living or working in Fayetteville who have or will become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 between Aug. 17 and Oct. 15, 2021. Applications can be made on the City's website at The last day to apply is Nov. 1, 2021.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


John Thomas, manager of university communications
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