Ten young Manitobans are taking home $25,000 scholarships.
Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Wayne Ewasko made the announcement at 11 a.m. Monday from the Manitoba Legislature.
The 10 scholarships are part of the province’s Vax to Win program, aimed at encouraging and incentivizing COVID-19 vaccines, and will go to Manitobans between the ages of 12 and 17 who received their first dose of the vaccine on or before Aug. 2.
“We are very proud of how Manitoba’s youth have stepped up to be vaccinated, for their decision to protect themselves, their families and their communities,” said Ewasko.
“I’d like to congratulate them all, and wish them the best of luck in their lives and studies going forward. They have bright futures, and we are confident these scholarships will be put to great use.”
Kaylee Keefe, Chelsea Thiessen, Bea Catalla, Kaden Rozdeba, Kayla Harper, Crosby Wright, Ella Curtaz, Jordyn Recksiedler, Emma Benoit, and Shaira Garcia are the latest winners.
Last week, the province announced seven people as winners of $100,000 prizes as part of the lottery — the first of two such drawings.
The second draw will be open to everyone 12 and up who has received two doses on or before Sept. 6.