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Cincinnati State Student Vaccination Incentive Program

Cincinnati State is striving to provide a safe campus experience for everyone, by celebrating our Fall semester students who are already fully vaccinated and encouraging our other Fall students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“I got the vaccine for my grandchildren who can’t.” – Brandie Woods, $1,000 prize drawing winner

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Already fully-vaccinated?

Get a $25 gift card just by entering our Vaccination Prize Drawing— and when you enter the drawing, you could win prizes including:

  • 10 weekly prizes of $100, given 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

To enter the Prize Drawing:

Fill out the Vaccination Incentive eForm (must be logged in to MyCState) with your name, student ID, and when and where you were vaccinated.

When you submit the eForm, you’re entered in the Prize Drawing even if you don’t pick up a gift card.

To get your Gift Card:

Clifton Campus: Go to the Library. Gift Card pick-up hours are:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Show a Library staff member your vaccination card and your student ID (Surge Card). After a quick check to make sure you’re a registered student, you’ll get your $25 gift card.

Middletown Campus: Go to the Middletown Campus Front Desk, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Show a staff member your vaccination card and your student ID (Surge Card). After a quick check to make sure you’re a registered student, you’ll get your $25 gift card.

Not yet vaccinated?

Get your first vaccine shot from any authorized provider. Then take your vaccination card and student ID to the Clifton Campus Library or the Middletown Campus Front Desk and you’ll get a $25 gift card.

Need to find a vaccine provider? Get more information at

After you get your second vaccine shot, you can fill out the eForm to enter the Prize Drawing and get a second $25 gift card, too.

Dates/times for a Vaccination Clinic on Clifton Campus will be added to this page when dates are confirmed.

Prize Drawing Dates

The Vaccination Incentive Program begins Sep. 29, 2021, and ends Dec. 15, 2021. The last day to enter (by filling out the Prize Drawing eForm) is Dec. 14, 2021.

Prize Drawing dates and prizes to be awarded are:

  • Oct. 6, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Oct. 13, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Oct. 20, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Oct. 27, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Nov. 3, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Nov. 10, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Nov. 17, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Dec. 1, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Dec. 8, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000
  • Dec. 15, 2021 – 10 prizes of $100 & 1 prize of $1,000, & 1 grand prize of $10,000

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.

Weekly winners will be notified by the Provost’s Office. Prize winners will need to come to the Provost’s Office (ATLC 343) with your vaccination card and student ID to pick up your prize.

Cincinnati State Vaccination Incentive Program Official Rules

By entering the Vaccination Incentive Program (“Promotion”) offered by Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (“Cincinnati State” or “College”), you agree to be bound by these official rules.


This Promotion is open to Cincinnati State students registered for Fall Semester 2021 who are fully vaccinated. Those students not fully vaccinated at the beginning of the Promotion may enter at any time once they are fully vaccinated, until December 14, 2021.

Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions may also enter the Promotion. For more information on obtaining a medical exception go to the Cincinnati State Office of Disability Services.


Fully Vaccinated

To be considered fully vaccinated, a student must receive two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, or receive a World Health Organization approved vaccine.  


Cincinnati State students registered for Fall 2021 classes, excluding concurrently enrolled high school students. College employees who are also registered students are eligible to participate in the Prize Drawing.

Promotion Dates

The Promotion begins September 29, 2021, and ends after the last contest drawing on December 15, 2021. Entries received after 5 p.m. EST on December 14, 2021, will not be considered for awards, regardless of whether the late receipt resulted from human, computer or transmission error. For individuals receiving the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, both vaccine doses must be administered by the above 5 p.m. EST deadline.  

Entry Guidelines

Entry Process

The Promotion is open to fully vaccinated Cincinnati State students who are registered for Fall Semester 2021.

To participate in the Promotion, students must complete the designated Promotion eForm. Students may enter as soon as they meet the eligibility requirement of being fully vaccinated. Vaccination status and Cincinnati State registration status must be verified to receive a prize.

Individuals who have not been vaccinated can receive the vaccination on the Cincinnati State Clifton campus on designated days/times, beginning September 29, 2021, during the Student Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Building Conference Center. Individuals may also receive the vaccination from any authorized COVID-19 vaccination provider.

Prize Drawings

Winning names will be randomly selected by Cincinnati State staff each Wednesday from October 6, 2021, through December 15, 2021 (but excluding November 24, 2021).

No student may win more than one prize, except for the grand prize of $10,000, which may be won by a previous winner of a $100 or $1,000 prize.

Notification of Winners and verification of prize eligibility

Prize winners will be contacted by the Cincinnati State Provost’s Office after their status as a registered student has been verified.

The student prize winner must bring their vaccination card to the Provost’s Office (ATLC 343, Clifton Campus) for verification in order to receive a check for the prize amount. The name and prize may be announced publicly on the Cincinnati State website and social media channels, and/or in other College communications. If a winner does not respond to notification of the win within five (5) business days, the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

Conditions of Participation

Use of Submissions

By entering this Promotion, the student hereby grants to Cincinnati State the right to take their picture and to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute, modify, adapt, and create derivative works of photographs, videotaped images or video/audio recordings of the Contestant by incorporating them into publications, catalogues, brochures, books, magazines, photo exhibits, motion picture films, videos, electronic media, web sites, and/or other media, or commercial, informational, educational, advertising, or promotional materials or publications related thereto.  

Cincinnati State reserves the right to modify or change the Vaccination Incentive Program rules at any time. The Promotion is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

Contest Ownership

Cincinnati State is the sole owner and operator of the Vaccination Incentive Program. Official rules, terms and eligibility requirements, prize information, and selection are administered by the College.  

Waiver of Liability 

By hosting this Promotion, Cincinnati State in no way endorses or sponsors any manufacturer of vaccinations. By entering this Promotion, the student is choosing to voluntarily receive the vaccination(s) and assumes all liability therefore. Cincinnati State is not responsible for any injuries or illnesses occurring as a result of a student obtaining vaccinations and entering this Promotion.

Additionally, any prize may be taxable and winners are responsible for payment of any taxes.

Students may not receive financial aid and other resources in excess of their annual cost of attendance at Cincinnati State. The Cincinnati State Office of Financial Aid will review the student winners, determine students who exceed their cost of attendance, and work directly with these students to maximize their financial aid.