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 students 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 pointaverage 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."

check presentationThe 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.

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 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 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, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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