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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Scholarship Program Encourages Illinois Students To Get Vaccinated

Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta,, 562-951-1588

October 22, 2021 01:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Illinois (“Molina”), announced a $100,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Scholarship Program designed to encourage students enrolled in a college, university, vocational school, or technical institution to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Our mission at MolinaCares is to improve the health and daily lives of people in the communities we serve,” said Carolyn Ingram, executive director of The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation. “This scholarship program helps us accomplish these goals by relieving the burden of educational costs on students and promoting the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.”

Adults aged 18–24 years old have reported the lowest vaccination coverage and intent to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States. The COVID-19 Vaccine Scholarship Program is open to all students residing in Illinois who can demonstrate financial need and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before November 1, 2021. Ten students will be selected from program applicants to receive a $10,000 scholarship based on their creative responses to the question, “How did you adapt to changes during the COVID-19 pandemic?” Students may express their responses through a video, essay, story, or poem.

“Molina is working hard to make sure Illinois residents stay healthy,” said Matt Wolf, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Illinois. “Protecting young people and students against COVID-19 is critical to the current and future health of our community. This program will boost our protection from the virus, while providing critical funds to students in need that will help them succeed.”

Applications will be accepted until November 15 and winners will be announced on December 6, 2021. For more information about the Illinois MolinaCares scholarship program or to download the application, click here. To find a COVID-19 vaccination site near you, please visit

About The MolinaCares Accord:

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Molina Healthcare of Illinois:

Molina Healthcare of Illinois has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2013. The Company serves members through Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid programs throughout Illinois. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.7 million members as of June 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Illinois, visit