Jackson student wins $10K scholarship in 2nd round of MO VIP drawing

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI) – A Jackson student is one of 20 winners of a $10,0000 scholarship in the second round of in the MO VIP state vaccine incentive program.

This is a program providing an opportunity for rewards for the more than 3 million Missourians who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and incentivizing those who have not already been vaccinated.

A full list of confirmed MO VIP winners can be found at MOStopsCovid.com/win.

Find a vaccine near you at MOStopsCovid.com.

Anyone who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the deadline can enter at any time for the drawings at MOStopsCovid.com. Each of the five drawings will generate 180 winners, for a total of 900 winners overall. A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded to a total of 800 adults (18 and up), and 100 adolescents, aged 12 to 17, will win an education savings account through the Missouri State Treasurer’s MOST 529 program in the amount of $10,000.

District 8 winners of the cash prize of $10,000 of the second round include several from southeast Missouri.

  • Brad Barton from Newburg in Phelps Co.
  • Thomas Becker from Piedmont in Reynolds Co.
  • Elizabeth Beffa from Hillsboro in Jefferson Co.
  • Shari Buerck from Perryville in Perry Co.
  • Erica Chitwood from Poplar Bluff in Butler Co.
  • Amanda Crofford from Naylor in Ripley Co.
  • Jaron Evans from Poplar Bluff
  • Peggy Gibson from De Soto in Jefferson Co.
  • Julie Johns from Hillsboro in Jefferson Co.
  • Billy Minter from Glenallen in Bollinger Co.
  • John Riley from Sikeston in Scott Co.
  • Shamyia Roston from Portageville in New Madrid Co.
  • Bill Starkey from Fredericktown in Madison Co.
  • Sharon Taylor from Poplar Bluff in Butler Co.
  • Joel Taylor from Puxico in Stoddard Co.
  • Charles Tyra from Essex in Stoddard Co.
  • James Wengler from Fredericktown in Madison Co.

See the full list of winners in southeast Missouri from the first round.

More than 400,000 doses have been administered by state-enrolled providers since the launch of MO VIP. With state and federal vaccination data combined, 61% of Missouri’s eligible population (12 and up) has now initiated vaccination.

Anyone who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the deadline can enter at any time for the drawings at MOStopsCovid.com. Each of the five drawings will generate 180 winners, for a total of 900 winners overall. A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded to a total of 800 adults (18 and up), and 100 adolescents, aged 12 to 17, will win an education savings account through the Missouri State Treasurer’s MOST 529 program in the amount of $10,000.

Once a Missourian enters, his/her entry will be carried over through all the drawings. There is no need to enter more than once. The entry list will be reviewed, and duplicate entries will be removed prior to each drawing. All winners will all have their vaccination status verified.

Official rules, frequently asked questions and a program timeline are available at MOStopsCovid.com/win. Those without the ability to enter the sweepstakes online can get assistance by calling the COVID-19 hotline Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 877-435-8411.

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