College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, announced details of a new incentive plan aimed at encouraging students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination and to voluntarily share their vaccine information with the College. 

 Vaccine information may be uploaded at the links below: 

 Beginning Thursday, Aug. 26, the College will hold random drawings to pick winners from among all students and employees who have provided their vaccine information. Prizes include scholarships for students and grants for employees.

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We have had a good response to our voluntary uploads thus far, and I hope that these incentives will serve as a thank you to those who have already provided their information and as an additional motivation to those who have not yet done so,” Hsu said in a message to the campus community. “And please keep in mind that these monetary incentives, while significant, are nothing compared to the true incentive that the vaccines offer to us: saving lives.” 

Everyone who has uploaded vaccine information prior to the drawing dates is eligible. See below for drawing dates and awards:

Student Incentives 

Drawing Dates:  

  • Thursday, August 26  
  • Thursday, September 16 
  • Thursday, October 7 


  • Two $10,000 scholarships ($5,000 awarded in fall and $5,000 in spring) 
  • Five $5,000 scholarships ($2,500 awarded in fall and $2,500 in spring) 
  • Ten $3,000 scholarships ($1,500 awarded in fall and $1,500 in spring) 
  • Twenty $1,000 scholarships ($500 awarded in fall and $500 in spring) 

Employee Incentives 

Drawing Dates: 

  • Thursday, August 26 
  • Thursday, October 7   


  • Thirty $1,000 grants to be used for employee work-related travel, professional development or work supplies
  • Fifteen grants will be awarded for each drawing. 
  • Grants will be awarded to the department or office in which the winning employee works and must be used in support of the winning employee. 
  • Departments/offices will have up to three years to use the grants.  
  • Grants are not to be paid to the winning employee as earnings under any circumstances.