Cruise for Success

Win prizes for doing the right things!

Congrats to Zhyon Bell, the winner of a Chevy Cruze!

Kilgore College freshman Zhyon won the second annual Cruise for Success grand prize May 8 (2021), winning a new Chevrolet Cruze, courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet in Kilgore. Bell, a business major and member of the Ranger football team, was one of 10 students who qualified as the top point-earners for a chance to win the car at the prize giveaway. Read more


What is Cruise for Success?

Cruise for Success is a part of Focus to Finish, and it’s the ULTIMATE student incentive program! It is Kilgore College’s way of encouraging student success by giving students an opportunity to win prizes as a reward for doing things that are proven to increase overall success in college. View the FAQ at the bottom of this page or this flier for more info.

What can I win?

The grand prize that will be awarded in the spring of 2022 is a brand new Chevrolet Trailblazer courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet Kilgore inclusive of all taxes, registration, and fees (NOTE: recipient will be responsible for all income taxes). Monthly prizes will range from $25 to $250. Finalist prizes will range in value from $500 to $1,000.


Visit the Cruise for Success webpage:

Visit the Cruise for Success webpage to check into events to earn Cruise for Success entries and check on how many entries you have earned toward being a finalist for the car drawing set for April of 2022.

Instructions: https://youtu.be/4Ao7mT22BLY.

If you need assistance, please contact Rachel Stallard at rstallard@kilgore.edu.







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Cruise for Success

Cruise for Success FAQ

What is Cruise for Success?

Cruise for Success is a part of Focus to Finish, and it’s the ULTIMATE student incentive program! It is Kilgore College’s way of encouraging student success by giving students an opportunity to win prizes as a reward for doing things that are proven to increase overall success in college.

When is Cruise for Success?

The program runs annually from May through mid-April.  The grand prize drawing for the car is held in late April.

Who is eligible? *

Cruise for Success is open to Kilgore College students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 semester credit hours or more) during a given semester. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Important Notes:

  • Students who fall below a 2.0 GPA cannot earn additional entries or win monthly/final awards until their cumulative GPA increases to a minimum of 2.0. 
  • Students selected as a grand prize finalist must have a valid driver’s license. Vehicle winners must provide proof of insurance or purchase insurance at the time of vehicle receipt/transfer.
  • An individual may only win one Cruise for Success vehicle.

I’m a Kilgore College student! How do I register?

All students who are enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours are automatically enrolled, with entries awarded based on the number of semester credit hours taken in a given semester during the contest cycle.

What are “entries”?

Entries are how we track Cruise for Success student involvement and every entry earned gives a student one more chance to win a Cruise for Success prize. There is no limit to the number of entries that a student may earn during the contest cycle.

How do I earn entries?

Examples of how entries are awarded include, but are not limited to:

  • Enrollment: 1 entry per semester credit hour (minimum 6 semester credit hours) per semester during the contest cycle.
  • Enrolling in a December or May mini term class: 2 entries.
  • Successful completion: 3 entries per class for successfully completing a class with a grade of A, B, or C.
  • Student Success Course: 2 entries for enrollment and successful completion of EDUC 1300, 1 entry for enrollment and successful completion of COLS 0300, and 5 entries for completion of the CE student success course.
  • Attending academic, service, career development, dual credit visits, or other success-related events and programs: 2 entries per event.
  • Use of Zone tutoring services: 2 entries per visit.
  • Attending cultural (theatre production, dance or music concert, etc.), student activity, or other on-site events: 1 entry per event.
  • On-campus employment: 1 entry per semester (with supervisor recommendation).
  • Active involvement in registered student organizations: 2 entries per semester (with leader recommendation).
  • Living on campus: 1 entry per semester.
  • Use of the KC fitness center for health/wellness activities: 1 entry

I attended a KC event, but could not sign in.  How do I get entries?

We will do our best to provide Cruise for Success connectors at every eligible college event.

How do I win?

For every entry earned during the contest cycle, students are granted one chance in the Cruise for Success drawing. Monthly winners will be drawn directly from this pool. In late April, finalists for the grand finale will also be drawn from this same pool. In late April, finalists will attend the Focus to Finish Finale for the grand prize drawing. All finalists will receive prizes.

What can I win?

The grand prize is a brand new Chevrolet Trailblazer courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet Kilgore inclusive of all taxes, registration, and fees (NOTE: recipient will be responsible for all income taxes). Monthly prizes will range from $25 to $250. Finalist prizes will range in value from $500 to $1,000.

Do I have to be present to win?

For all monthly awards, there is no need to be present. Everyone chosen as a finalist for the grand finale will be contacted to ensure attendance at the event and must be present to win. In the event that a student is unable to attend the grand finale drawing, an alternate finalist will be selected.

If I win a drawing during the year, am I still eligible to win the car?

Students may win only one monthly prize each year. Students who win a monthly prize are still eligible for the grand finale drawing in April.

I graduate in December. Am I still eligible?               

That depends. Students are only eligible while currently enrolled at least part time (6+ semester credit hours) as a KC student.

I am a Dual Credit Student. Am I still eligible?

Yes! The 6 semester credit hour minimum must still be met for the semester, but dual credit students are eligible.

What’s the catch?

There is absolutely no catch! Kilgore College wants to reward students for doing the right things that lead to personal success both during their time at KC as well as into the future.

I’ve seen the KC Chevrolet Trailblazer, courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet Kilgore, at Cruise for Success and Focus to Finish events. Can the car come to my event?

Yes! Contact KC Marketing with event information including the date, time, location, and nature of the event with inquiries.

How can I get more information?

More information is available online at: www.kilgore.edu/cruiseforsuccess


(Note: Summer, including May-mini term, enrollment will count for the following year’s award).
*KC Employees and/or dependent children exercising the tuition waiver are not eligible to win.
Kilgore College hereby reserves and retains the right to amend, alter, change, delete, or modify any of the provisions of this student incentive program at any time, and from time to time, without notice, in any manner that the administration or Board of Trustees of Kilgore College deems to be in the best interest of Kilgore College.