Posted on December 11th in General

$2,000 Awarded to 2018 GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholars

Two Phi Theta Kappa members have each received $1,000 scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa and GEICO.

The 2018 GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholars are:

  • Lauren Eccles, Walters State Community College, Tennessee
  • Nader Pahlevan, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi

These scholarships are presented by GEICO and Phi Theta Kappa to Society members who have held significant leadership positions on campus or in their communities, with preference given to those who have held chapter, regional, or international office.

Eccles, a high school student participating in the dual enrollment program at her college, is excelling in the honors program. She is an active member of her church, serves as a certified referee and coaching assistant with the American Youth Soccer Organization, and was recently elected as the Vice President of Scholarship for her local Phi Theta Kappa chapter. She aspires to achieve her engineering doctorate and work with “Engineers without Borders” to help others on an international level.

Pahlevan, a 4.0 student, is highly involved in his community and on his college campus. He is a member of the Reflections Team, serves as the Vice President of Leadership for his local Phi Theta Kappa chapter, and was recently elected as the PTK MS/LA Regional President. His ultimate career goal is to become a pediatrician and use his computer skills to create software that will aid humanity.

GEICO is a sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention and has given more than $3 million to support scholarships and programs for Phi Theta Kappa members. GEICO also provides additional scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members for the completion of baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and for the professional development of chapter advisors.

“Here at GEICO we understand the value of education, so we are always proud to support students who demonstrate academic drive and leadership skills,” said Deedre Daniel, Senior Marketing Director of Partnerships. “We congratulate this year’s GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck in their academic careers.”


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, insuring 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, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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