Get Vaccinated and Win!

In an effort to end the pandemic, Madonna University has joined the White House and the U.S. Department of Education in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. To that end, Madonna students who are vaccinated for the Coronavirus and enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester are eligible to participate in weekly drawings for a chance to win up to $1,000 in tuition credit.  Each student who participates in the drawing ALSO will receive a one-time $10-dollar gift certificate from the Spirit Store. Drawings will occur every week, beginning July 2 and ending September 3.

Enter Now!

You will need to log into MYPortal to access the entry form.  New students receive instructions on how to log in via e-mail once they are admitted. Contact the Help Desk at 734-432-5800, helpdesk@madonna.edu, or via Microsoft Teams chat at madonna.edu/helpdesk if you have any issues accessing the form.

Details on the Drawings and Prizes

Entry Date Deadline Drawing Date Award
June 30, 2021 at 12 noon EDT July 2 $500
July 7, 2021 at 12 noon EDT July 9 $500
July 14, 2021 at 12 noon EDT July 16 $500
July 21, 2021 at 12 noon EDT July 23 $500
July 28, 2021 at 12 noon EDT July 30 $500
August 4, 2021 at 12 noon EDT August 6 $500
August 11, 2021 at 12 noon EDT August 13 $500
August 18, 2021 at 12 noon EDT August 20 $500
August 25, 2021 at 12 noon EDT August 27 $750
September 1, 2021 at 12 noon EDT September 3 $1,000

Who is Eligible

To be eligible to participate in the tuition credit drawings, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be registered for undergraduate or graduate courses at Madonna University for the Fall 2021 Semester..
  2. You must have received at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Pfizer or Moderna or the one dose from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
  3. Once you enter, your entry will be carried over through all of the remaining drawings; you do not need to submit your name each week.
  4. Faculty, staff, and family members who receive tuition waivers are ineligible, as are Madonna students attending locations outside the United States.

The "Fine Print"

If your name is selected in the drawing, the following must be true to receive your tuition credit:

  • Your vaccination must be verified by the Campus Health Center.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 semester hours for the Fall, 2021 Semester.
  • Winners will be verified that they are fully vaccinated before winnings are credited. Fully vaccinated means you were administered the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or you were administered the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

Winning tuition credits will be applied to your student account. You have up to 10 chances to win only one of the 10 tuition credits. You are eligible to participate regardless of the state or country in which you were vaccinated. If you received your vaccination in Michigan, your vaccination will be verified by the Campus Health Center using the Michigan Care Improvement Registry.  If you received your vaccination outside of the state of Michigan, proof of vaccination, such as a copy of your vaccination card, must be provided to the Campus Health Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

Click Enter Now!. You will be prompted to login to MYPortal, if you aren't already. Your Student ID, name, and Madonna e-mail address will be populated automatically. Enter where you were vaccinated and the best phone number to be contacted if your name is drawn.  That's it!

How does this affect my financial aid?

In most cases, there will be no change in your financial aid package with this award. Students with high merit awards plus additional institutional awards, such as for athletics, leadership, etc. may have their overall package adjusted to avoid over-awarding of Title IV aid according to federal regulations. The overall value of your total aid package, which includes this award, will not be decreased.

Do I have to live on campus?

No, students are eligible whether they live on or off campus.

Who is eligible?

Any student who is admitted for Fall 2021 and will be attending classes in the United States may enter.  Those receiving tuition waivers, including faculty, staff, and family members are ineligible. You must be enrolled in at least three (3) semester hours and meet other eligibility criteria above to receive your tuition credit.

What if I’m already vaccinated?

That’s great, and thank you for doing your part to keep the Madonna University community safe! To be entered into the drawings, simply complete the entry form.  You’ll be eligible for all 10 of the drawings, if you enter before June 30, so don’t delay!

When do I get the credit?

The credit will be applied in the third week of Fall Semester 2021 with any other financial aid you receive. 

Where can I get vaccinated?

The COVID-19 vaccine is broadly available at doctor's office, clinics and retail pharmacies.  Meijer, CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite-Aid pharmacies all provide COVID-19 vaccinations, and many locations are providing the vaccine with no appointment required. We also are planning for one or more vaccination clinic days at the Madonna University Campus Health Center in the coming months. 

Find a vaccine near you: vaccines.gov

Does it cost anything to get vaccinated?

No. The U.S. government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. As a vaccine recipient, you cannot be charged for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you do have health insurance, the provider may charge your insurance an administrative fee, but there will be no out-of-pocket cost to you.

Is COVID-19 vaccination mandatory at Madonna?

No, but it is strongly encouraged, and the University will follow different protocols for those who are vaccinated and those who are not, to help ensure the safety of all members of the University community.