Missouri State University offers chance at Apple prizes for students who get COVID vaccine

AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro (Image credit: Daniel Bader / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Missouri State University is offering students Apple products as prizes if they get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Students can win a huge slew of Apple products if they receive a vaccine at the university's health and wellness center.
  • One prize includes some $4,500 worth of goods.

Missouri State University is offering students who get the vaccine at its health and wellness center the chance to win a huge bundle of Apple products in a prize draw, including Apple's AirPods Pro, iPads, MacBooks, and more.

On the university's website, students are told that it encourages "all members of its campus community to get vaccinated against COVID-19". To sweeten the deal, students can win prizes including Apple MacBooks and iPads, as well as Xbox and Ninentedo Switch prizes, and even free tuition, housing, and meals:

Missouri State students can win prizes – including free tuition, housing, meal plans, computers and more – by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.One student will win a package including free tuition, housing, meals, books, supplies and a designated parking spot for an academic year.Ten students will win prizes valued between $3,000-7,000.More than 100 students will win prizes valued at about $400.

The University says that Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations can be made by appointment at Magers Health and Wellness Center, and that from July 9 through September 7, vaccinated students will be entered into a prize draw for a shot at winning any of the following:

  • 128GB iPad 8th Gen.
  • 32GB iPad 8th Gen and Apple Pencil 1st Gen.
  • Dell Inspiron laptop.
  • Nintendo Switch and two games in stock at the bookstore.
  • $400 BearWear shopping spree.
  • $400 textbook refund.
  • Apple AirPods Pro and BearWear shopping spree.
  • Xbox Series S, extra controller, and a 6-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.

Another 50 students will be drawn again for the above prizes on September 24, and then 11 further students will win in the "Grand prize" draw. Students can win a one-year unlimited meal plan, student housing, as well as one of two Bookstore Bonanza Apple specials, valued at $4,500 each:

  • Apple 16-inch Macbook Pro (Intel i7 Processor w/512GB SSD)
  • AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro
  • Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB SSD (5th Gen)
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • AppleCare+ for iPad Pro
  • Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
  • AirPods Pro
  • Sleeve/case

The second bundle includes a new M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch, as well as a new 11-inch iPad Pro and AirPods Max.

University students can see the eligibility criteria and full range of prizes on offer here.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9