GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholars Receive $2,000 in Scholarships

Jackson, Mississippi –Two Phi Theta Kappa members from the University of Hawaii Maui College and River Valley Community College in New Hampshire have each received $1,000 scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa and GEICO.

These scholarships are presented to Phi Theta Kappa 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. Phi Theta Kappa provides more than 1,100 applicants worldwide in excess of $230,000 in scholarships to complete associate level studies each fall.

GEICO Scholar Heather Kotok, a sustainable science management major, serves as president of her local Phi Theta Kappa chapter, treasurer of the Maui Veterans Club and as an Upward Bound volunteer.

Fellow GEICO Scholar Colleen Ross is a dual major, STEM and liberal arts with a concentration in math and science. She has earned a 4.0 grade point average; she serves as a student senato and as an officer in her Phi Theta Kappa chapter; and created a STEM awareness program for youth in her community.

The GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarships are presented by GEICO to Phi Theta Kappa members pursuing associate degrees. A sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, GEICO has given more than $2 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 would like to 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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