The University of Alabama will allow students to enter to win several grand prizes if they prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

This comes in addition to the $40 Bama Cash incentive, which is available to all students who have uploaded a copy of their vaccination card to the portal provided by the University. Now, students can enter to win football away game tickets, all-access parking passes, $1,000 housing scholarships and lunch with Dr. Myron Pope, UA’s Vice President for Student Life.

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All proofs of vaccination must be uploaded through UA's external portal by 5 p.m. on Aug. 28. Students must be enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester to qualify.

Below are the weeks in which prizes will be awarded:

Week of August 16-20 Contest:

  • Miami Football Tickets (two sets of two)
  • Two all-access parking passes (valid through the Summer 2022 semester)
  • Two students win lunch with Dr. Pope

Week of August 23-27 Contest:

  • Florida Football Tickets (two sets of two)
  • Mississippi State Football Tickets (two sets of two)
  • One all-access parking pass (valid through the Summer 2022 semester)
  • Two students win lunch with Dr. Pope

According to UA's COVID-19 webpage, the 10 $1,000 housing scholarships will be awarded to "current on-campus residents in the large (over 400 residents) and small (under 400 residents) halls with the highest percentage of vaccinations." Lunch with Dr. Pope will only be awarded to newly vaccinated students.

These incentives are not available to faculty. The students who are selected for one of the grand prizes will receive an invitation to participate in "Zoom trivia" to claim them.

For more information on these incentives, visit

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