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Phi Theta Kappa and GEICO Present $5,000 in Creativity Scholarships

Jackson, Mississippi – Five Phi Theta Kappa members have received $5,000 in scholarships from GEICO’s Meme 4 Money Creativity Scholarship competition.

Phi Theta Kappa has partnered with GEICO to offer the Society’s first scholarship supporting the creativity of Phi Theta Kappa members. Five scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded for 2016.

Phi Theta Kappa members were invited to enter the competition to provide the most hilarious, “meme-able” caption for seven photos provided on GEICO's Meme 4 Money Creativity Scholarship application. Students had the opportunity to vote online for their favorite meme, where a “People’s Choice” meme (pictured here) was selected and final winners were identified by a panel of judges.

The winners included:

Michaela Bulikova
Raritan Valley Community College
New Jersey

Jose M. Catalan
Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus
Pennsylvania

Hubert Campbell
Tarrant County College
Texas

Cassandra James
Mt. Hood Community College-Main Campus
Oregon

Anna McCrory
Holmes Community College-Goodman Campus
Mississippi

A sponsor of NerdNation, Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention, GEICO has also given more than $1.5 million to support scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members

“The Meme 4 Money initiative was a fun twist allowing us to reward academic excellence and humor. We anticipate building out this concept further next year,” said Deedre Daniel, GEICO’s Director of Partnership, Affinity and Membership Discounts. “With a flexible and creative partner like Phi Theta Kappa, the possibilities are endless.”

GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States, serving roughly 14 million customers and insuring more than 22 million vehicles (auto and motorcycle).

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.


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