The University of Wisconsin System announced Thursday that UW-Superior's student population has reached a 70% vaccination rate, making its fully vaccinated students eligible for scholarships that are part of the system's incentive campaign.

“I cannot express how proud I am of our students,” UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter said in a news release. “Reaching this milestone will go a long way in ensuring a strong and vibrant campus.”

In the summer, the UW System announced it would offer a "70 for 70" vaccine incentive campaign instead of requiring its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated students attending schools that have reached a 70% vaccination rate are eligible to win one of 70 $7,000 scholarships. The campaign excludes students who study only online. Eleven of the 13 UW universities have reached or passed the 70% threshold.


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“I always knew the students at UW-Superior would meet our vaccination goal," System President Tommy Thompson said in release. "They know how important it is to maintain the health of their community.”

Thompson visited the university on Oct. 21 to promote the campaign ahead of its Oct. 31 deadline.