WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2012 – Fifty-four college and university students from across the country have each earned a $1,000 GEICO Achievement Award for their academic accomplishments and leadership skills. This GEICO program has been in place for more than 20 years, and this year recognizes students from 43 different schools and 17 states.
"I want to congratulate the talented recipients of the 2012 GEICO Achievement Awards and wish them continued success as they embark upon the next phase of their academic careers,” said GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely. “These students embody hard work and determination in their academic abilities, which will prepare them for great accomplishments and future leadership.”
The 2012 GEICO Achievement Awards are presented to students who have excelled academically in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program and have demonstrated leadership within their campus or community. For consideration, each candidate submits an application, along with an essay and a letter of recommendation.
The GEICO Achievement Award Program requires that students are undergraduates attending an accredited four-year college or university, possess sophomore or junior status, and have a 3.0 overall GPA or higher when they apply. For a complete list of this year’s recipients or to learn how to apply for the 2013 program, go to www.geico.jobs/achievement.
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