GEICO awards $2,000 in scholarships during UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 22, 2017 – GEICO recently presented $2,000 in scholarship awards to local university GEICO presents Jazzmine with $2,000 scholarship checkstudents at the Mayor's Masked Ball in Durham, N.C. to benefit the United Negro College Fund.

Winners of this year's scholarships are Jazzmine Q. Barnes and Acacia Cadogan. Barnes maintains a 3.09-grade point average at St. Augustine's University while majoring in public health and business administration. Cadogan is a mass communications major at Shaw University and maintains a 3.5-grade point average.

"It's been a pleasure to participate in this scholarship program for the past several years," commented John Pham, GEICO's regional vice president in Virginia Beach. "The recipients have proven that they have what it takes to be among the next generation of great leaders. We look forward to seeing them continue to succeed in their futures and careers."

GEICO presents Acacia with $2,000 scholarship checkThe event was hosted by Mayor Bill Bell of Durham, N.C. Dignitaries, civic leaders, corporate sponsors, public officials, alumni, and others were there to support UNCF's mission of investing in America's future by getting students to and through college.

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