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Northwest students received COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinic at the J.W. Jones Student Union in August. Vaccines are available for free to all students and employees at the Wellness Center, and the University is offering several incentives to encourage vaccination. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest students received COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinic at the J.W. Jones Student Union in August. Vaccines are available for free to all students and employees at the Wellness Center, and the University is offering several incentives to encourage vaccination. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Sept. 15, 2021

Northwest announces winners of third vaccine incentive drawing; $10,000 scholarship to be awarded from Oct. 1 drawing


Northwest Missouri State University has drawn the names of 70 fully vaccinated students who are receiving an array of prizes as part of the University’s efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine rates and maintain a more traditional campus environment this fall.

The Sept. 13 drawing was the third of four drawings by the University this fall that are awarding $2,500 scholarships, parking passes, $100 Bearcat Bookstore gift cards and $50 in Campus Dining dollars to students who have submitted a copy of their vaccination record to Northwest’s Wellness Center.

The University’s final drawing on Oct. 1 will award one lucky student a $10,000 scholarship, and 10 students will receive $2,500 scholarships. Additionally, Northwest will award $2,000 to the Greek organization with the most members vaccinated, $1,500 to a large student organization with the most members vaccinated and $500 to a small student organization with the most members vaccinated.

The names of Northwest students drawn Sept. 13 are listed below in addition to details and eligibility rules for the Oct. 1 drawing.

Prize winners

$2,500 scholarship
  • Haylee Backues
  • Allyson Craig
  • Carolyn Estes
  • Grace Feuerbacher
  • Addison Fitzwater
  • Emily Happy
  • Rehaman Naguru Abdur
  • Shelbi Pieper
  • Mackenzie Terhune
  • Lauren Tracy
Parking Pass
  • Nicole Bowman
  • Lauren Gillig
  • Deja Lamb
  • Sawyer Nickel
  • Karissa Oberhauser
  • Hemanth Kumar Reddy Pidaparathy
  • Rachel Ross
  • Elizabeth Swafford
  • Jamie Thygesen
  • Brooke Wenzara
$100 Bookstore
  • Jamien Bartlow
  • Hayley Carrillo
  • Alexander Coghill
  • Abigail Dewert
  • Rachel Hartley
  • Nithin Sai Reddy Malireddy
  • Noah McDonald
  • Sydney Sharp
  • Kayla Shelton Torres
  • Nikitha Srivyshnavi Kankanalapalli
$50 Dining Dollars
  • Ashleigh Austin
  • Alexa Ball
  • Nolan Boone
  • Maggie Claassen
  • Kobe Clayborne
  • Bailey Drake
  • Kyle Drzka
  • Kaylee Dyke
  • Jason Epps
  • Erin Frink
  • Bayleigh Greene
  • Tori Hascall
  • Durand Henderson
  • Brock Hogue
  • Hope Holzworth
  • Edidiong Ngozi Idong-Bassey
  • Amul Reddy Kashireddy
  • Adrian Keller
  • Brylee Kemper
  • Hillary Krebs
  • Zachkary Kush
  • Adam Latham
  • Anna Leenerts
  • Mackenzie Meyer
  • Tristen Miles
  • Caitlyn Miller
  • Amber Morgret
  • Ravali Nalati
  • Kade Nelsen
  • Kevin Oliver
  • Jeongmin Park
  • Vinay Kumar Paspula
  • Annie Postlewait
  • Anthony Railsback
  • Cayenne Somsanith
  • Shiva Sai Thallapalli
  • Jordan Unger
  • Sai Nikhil Vaidyapu
  • Austin Walker
  • Kaitlyn Wilbers

How to enter the Oct. 1 drawing

All eligible students who have submitted a copy of their vaccination record to Northwest’s Wellness Center remain in the drawing. Students who have not yet submitted their record can become eligible for future drawings simply by providing a copy of their vaccine record to the Wellness Center

Students must have completed a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Any completed COVID-19 vaccine series approved by the World Health Organization is accepted.

Fully vaccinated students must submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record by emailing Wellness Services at health@nwmissouri.edu, faxing a copy to 660.562.1585 or providing a copy at the Wellness Center on campus.

How to get the vaccine

The Pfizer vaccine, which is now fully FDA-approved, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available for free to all Northwest students and employees by calling Wellness Services at 660.562.1348.

Vaccines also are available by calling the Nodaway County Health Department at 660.562.2755, calling Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville at 660.562.2525, or by visiting www.vaccines.gov for other locations offering COVID-19 vaccines.

Prize drawing rules

The following rules also apply to Northwest’s drawings:

  • Students must have submitted a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record to the Wellness Center by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 1, 2021, to be eligible for each respective drawing.
  • Eligible students include domestic and international, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least one in-person class for the semester the award is received.
  • Winners must be accepted/enrolled for the fall 2021 semester to qualify.
  • Prizes are awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year only. Winning students may choose the fall or spring semester for the prize to be awarded.
  • Prizes are non-renewable and not transferable. 
  • Winners may be required to show additional proof of vaccination. 
  • Students who accept a prize agree to allow their name and/or likeness to be used to publicly announce their prize status.
  • Northwest employees and dependents of Northwest employees are not eligible for these prizes. 

COVID-19 mitigation measures remain in place

Due to the volatility of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates in the region, Northwest has temporarily reinstated its face covering requirement for all students, employees and visitors indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings may be removed only in indoor areas where 6 feet of social distance can be maintained, where a physical barrier is in place and in Campus Dining areas. 

Face coverings are required at all times – regardless of distance, physical barriers or vaccination status – in all classrooms and labs; the Wellness Center; Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families, including its new infant and toddler care area; and Safe Ride vehicles, which are designated as public transportation.

For more information about Northwest’s response to COVID-19, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/alert/coronavirus.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704