GEICO offers $2,500 Achievement Awards to eligible college students in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2015 – College can be challenging enough without having to worry about the financial burden of tuition, room and board, books, and meal plans. GEICO strives to help lighten that load for deserving students through the GEICO Achievement Awards Program.

For more than 25 years, GEICO's Achievement Awards Program has been dedicated to supporting outstanding students across the country. The program offers $2,500 awards to more than 30 exceptional undergraduate students, recognizing them for their dedication to academic success, leadership and community service.

GEICO is now accepting applications for its 2016 Achievement Awards. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled fulltime in a bachelor's degree program at any accredited four-year college or university
  • Possess sophomore or junior status
  • Have at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Be majoring in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related program
  • Demonstrate leadership on campus and/or within the community

GEICO encourages eligible students to visit the Achievement Awards site to download an application and learn more about the program. In addition to the completed application, participants will need to submit (via email) a resume, short essay and unofficial transcripts no later than February 15, 2016.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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