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

Eligible students can submit an online application and learn more about the program on the GEICO Achievement Awards site. Applicants will need to upload a resume, unofficial transcripts and a short essay, which they can type in or cut and paste directly into the online application.

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) 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.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.