Attention college students: Apply by Nov. 17 for $2,500 GEICO Achievement Award

Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2016 — GEICO is accepting applications for this year's GEICO Achievement Awards from now until Nov. 17. Approximately 30 exceptional undergraduate students will be selected to receive $2,500 awards for their dedication to academic success, leadership and community service.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled full time 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

Since launching the awards program more than 25 years ago, GEICO has been dedicated to supporting outstanding college students across the country. Some award recipients have gone on to build successful careers with GEICO.

GEICO associate Anna Wentz was an Achievement Award recipient before starting her career with the company in 2006. She now serves as liability director in GEICO's Lakeland, Fla., regional office where she oversees liability claims operations for policyholders throughout the state. "The Achievement Award helped give me a good start," said Wentz. "I'm really proud that GEICO has such a good program for students and I’m proud to call GEICO my employer."

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles.

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