WednesdaySeptember 29, 2021

Student Vaccination Incentive Program begins today

NOTE: This article describes some steps that were updated after Monday's Daily News article was published.

Cincinnati State's Student Vaccination Incentive Program begins Sep. 29. Details and the complete rules of the program are on the web page

(A Vaccination Incentive Program for College employees is in development. Details will be announced in the near future.)


Students who are fully vaccinated can fill out a short "Vaccine Incentive" eForm with their name, student ID, and when and where they were vaccinated.

    • The eForm is available only to registered students, and students must be logged in to MyCState to view the form.
    • By submitting the eForm, students are entered in a drawing for weekly monetary prizes of $100 or $1,000, as well as a grand prize of $10,000.
    • Prize drawings begin Oct. 6 and continue each Wednesday through Dec. 15.
    • Prize winners will be notified and will pick up prizes in the Provost's Office, ATLC 343.
    • A student who wins a prize of $100 or $1,000 remains eligible for the $10,000 grand prize, but is not eligible for additional weekly prize drawings.

Students who are not yet vaccinated can get their free first dose of the Pfizer vaccine (administered by Walgreen's) at the Student Health Fair, which takes place in the Main Building Conference Center (Main 344) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sep. 29.

Also during the Health Fair, students who have completed the eForm or get their first COVID vaccine shot can pick up a $25 gift card immediately, by showing their vaccination card and student ID (Surge Card). 

  • When students receive their second dose of the vaccine, at Cincinnati State or elsewhere, they can receive a second $25 gift card and also enter the prize drawing.

All students can get a free flu shot (administered by Walgreen's) during the Health Fair also.

Middletown Campus students who are fully vaccinated can fill out the form and get a gift card on Sep. 29 or after by going to the Middletown Campus Front Desk and following the same steps. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students can continue entering the Prize Drawing throughout Fall Semester, and continue to receive a $25 gift card for entering the drawing or a $25 gift card for showing proof of a completed first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Details of how to enter the drawing after Sep. 29 and pick up gift cards on Clifton or Middletown campus are on the Vaccination Incentive Program web page.


  • 10 weekly prizes of $100, given on Wednesday each week from Oct. 6 to Dec. 15, 2021 (Nov. 24 not included)
  • 1 weekly prize of $1,000 given each week from Oct. 6 to Dec. 15, 2021 (Nov. 24 not included)
  • 1 grand prize of $10,000, given on Dec. 15, 2021

Financial support for the gift cards and prizes comes from Federal stimulus funds.


The Vaccination Incentive Program was developed by a sub-group of the Academic Response Team and endorsed by President Posey and the College Executive Team.

The goal of the program is to provide a safe campus experience for everyone, by celebrating Fall semester students who are already fully vaccinated and encouraging other Fall students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Condolences to Linda Romero Smith

Neva "Kay" (Huddleston) Hanzlick, the mother of Linda Romero Smith, died on Sep. 25, 2021.

Kay loved babysitting her grandchildren and cheering on her kids, grandkids, and college students at as many sporting events as she could attend. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, shopping, sewing, decorating, and sharing laughter, wild tales, and cheer with her friends.

A celebration of life will take place Wednesday, Sep. 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Augusta, Kansas, followed by a Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the ALS Keith Worthington Chapter, left in care of the Dunsford Funeral Home.

Messages of condolence may be shared at the Dunsford Funeral Home website.

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