Wilson College announced a scholarship drawing for students vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Three lucky students will win scholarships in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 that they can use toward their spring semester, 2022, education. Every vaccinated student will be entered into a random drawing. To be eligible, students must show proof of vaccination by October 18.

 “I want to encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated,” Wilson College President Wesley R. Fugate said. “The data is very clear: those who get the vaccine are less likely to contract the virus, spread the virus, have severe illness, be hospitalized, or die.”

 Fugate noted that the Delta variant was “a great deal more contagious than the original strain of the virus.” And because Delta is the dominant variant nationally and locally, we have to redouble our efforts to combat the virus on campus and in the community.

 “I know that we all are exhausted from the challenges facing us because of the pandemic,” Fugate said. “Let me remind you to afford each other patience, kindness, and understanding.”