Student Vaccination Incentive Program

Missouri State University encourages all members of its campus community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Missouri State students can win prizes – including free tuition, housing, meal plans, computers and more – by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

One student will win a package including free tuition, housing, meals, books, supplies and a designated parking spot for an academic year.

Ten students will win prizes valued between $3,000-7,000.

More than 100 students will win prizes valued at about $400.

Get vaccinated

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations are available by appointment at Magers Health and Wellness Center.

Students can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations at Magers through the MyHealth Portal.

Schedule your appointment

Get bookstore gift cards

The first 2,000 current or incoming students who get vaccinated at Magers after June 7 will receive a gift card to the Missouri State Bookstore.

Gift card values are:

  • $10 gift card for the 1st dose of Pfizer/Moderna.
  • $15 for the 2nd dose of Pfizer/Moderna.
  • $25 for the single dose of Johnson & Johnson.​​​​​​​

Qualify for prizes

Beginning July 9, the university will hold weekly prize drawings for vaccinated students.

Any current or incoming student who was vaccinated at Magers at any time will automatically be entered for prizes.

Students who were vaccinated somewhere other than Magers can sign up to be eligible. To be eligible for prizes:

  • Submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card or other written documentation to Magers. Options include:
  • The documentation will be entered into your electronic health record at Magers. 
  • Check your immunization record through the Magers MyHealth portal one week later to confirm the vaccination record has been entered.

Weekly prize drawings

Every Friday from July 9-Sept. 17, the university will draw names of five students who have been vaccinated and are registered at Magers.

One student will win a reserved parking space for one year.

Four students will win their choice of one of the following prizes:

  • 128GB iPad 8th Gen.
  • 32GB iPad 8th Gen and Apple Pencil 1st Gen.
  • Dell Inspiron laptop.
  • Nintendo Switch and two games in stock at the bookstore.
  • $400 BearWear shopping spree.
  • $400 textbook refund.
  • Apple AirPods Pro and BearWear shopping spree.
  • Xbox Series S, extra controller and a 6-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.

On Friday, Sept. 24, the university will draw names of 50 students who will win their choice of one of the following prizes:

  • 128GB iPad 8th Gen.
  • 32GB iPad 8th Gen and Apple Pencil 1st Gen.
  • Dell Inspiron laptop.
  • Nintendo Switch and two in stock games.
  • $400 BearWear shopping spree.
  • $400 textbook refund.
  • Apple AirPods Pro and BearWear shopping spree.
  • Xbox Series S, extra controller and 6 months Xbox Live Gold.

Grand prize drawing

Also on Sept. 24, the university will draw the names of 11 students who will receive grand prizes.

Every student who has been vaccinated at Magers or submitted their proof of vaccination will be entered for the grand prizes, even if they’ve won a prior prize.

Grand prizes include the following:

  • Two students will win a one-year unlimited meal plan ($2,594 value).
  • Two students will win one semester of university-owned student housing (up to $3,603 value)
  • One student will win Bookstore Bonanza Apple special #1 ($4,500 value).
    • Apple 16-inch Macbook Pro (Intel i7 Processor w/512GB SSD)
    • AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro
    • Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB SSD (5th Gen)
    • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro
    • AppleCare+ for iPad Pro
    • Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
    • AirPods Pro
    • Sleeve/case
  • One student will win Bookstore Bonanza Apple special #2 ($4,500 value).
    • Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro (M1 Processor w/512GB SSD)
    • AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro
    • Apple 11-inch iPad Pro with 256GB SSD (3rd Gen)
    • Apple smart keyboard folio for 11-inch iPad Pro
    • AppleCare+ for iPad Pro
    • Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
    • AirPods Max
    • Sleeve/case
    • $500 BearWear shopping spree
  • One student will win Bookstore Bonanza gaming laptop special ($4,500 value).
    • MSI GE66 Raider 17” Gaming Laptop w/11th Gen i9 & RTX 3090 Graphics
    • Sleeve/case
    • Xbox Series X
    • 1 year Xbox Live Gold
  • One student will win Bookstore Bonanza Microsoft Surface special ($4,500 value).
    • Microsoft Surface Book 3 (Intel i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD)
    • Microsoft Surface type cover
    • Microsoft Surface pen
    • $500.00 BearWear shopping spree
  • Two students will win one semester of tuition and fees (12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours up to $6,600 value).
  • One student will win school for an academic year
    • Full year of tuition and fees (24 undergraduate credit hours or 18 graduate credit hours up to $16,500 value)
    • Year of university-owned housing (up to $7,206 value)
    • Unlimited meal plan for a year ($2,594)
    • $1,200 for books and supplies
    • Designated parking space
    • Total value of up to $28,000 OR $10,000 cash.

Eligibility

  • Students must have received at least one dose of the vaccine by the close of business on the day prior to the drawing.
  • Students who were not vaccinated at Magers must register through the point and click system and provide documentation of their vaccination.
  • MSU-Springfield students must be enrolled for at least one course for the fall 2021 semester on the close of business on the day prior to the drawing. For grand prizes, students must still be enrolled for at least one course on Sept. 27, 2021.
  • Students awarded a weekly prize are not eligible for additional weekly prizes.
  • Students awarded a grand prize are not eligible for additional grand prizes.
  • Students taking dual credit courses only are not eligible.
  • Students who are also a benefit-eligible employee of Missouri State University are not eligible.
  • If a student accepts the cash prize in lieu of the grand prize, it will first apply to any outstanding balance of their student account prior to the remaining balance being distributed.
  • Students who have obtained an accommodation from the DRC regarding their vaccine status are eligible for entry and still must register with Magers to be entered into the drawings.

Notes

  • Anyone who receives any prize valued at $600 or more will receive an IRS 1099 form and will be responsible for the taxes on the gift.
  • International students who receive any prize will receive an IRS 1042 form and will be responsible for the taxes on the gift.
  • Some prizes may affect a student’s financial aid package.
  • Prizes are not transferable.
  • Students who accept a prize agree to allow their name and/or likeness to be used to publicly announce their prize status.
  • Prizes may be subject to certain date restrictions.