By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado unveiled the final group of students to win a $50,000 scholarship for getting the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. All vaccinated children ages 12-17 were eligible to win the drawing.

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This week’s winners include a student whose mother works at JBS meat plant in Greeley. The youngest of the final set of winners is a 12-year-old girl from Windsor who is looking forward to going to Disneyworld.

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Colorado is one of several states that offered lottery prizes, scholarships and other incentives to drive vaccination rates up. The Centennial State also has a giveaway in place for 25 scholarships for $50,000 each. Wednesday was the final drawing for the final round of Comeback Cash Scholarships.

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The funds will be placed in a CollegeInvest account for the student to use when they pursue postsecondary education, including higher and technical education or credential programs. The funds can be left in the interest-bearing account for future educational use.

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To learn more about the Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing, visit: ColoradoComebackCash.com.

Jennifer McRae