HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – May 10, 2011– The Collision Repair Education Foundation and GEICO Philanthropic Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the GEICO Spring Scholarship and Tool Grant. The GEICO Scholarship and Tool Grant Program provide each selected student with $1,000 in a scholarship and $500 in tools. The winning students are:
Nicholas Bigelow (Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES – Williamson, NY)
Kurt Bundscho (Sarasota County Technical Institute – Sarasota, FL)
Zachary Holler (Eastern Center for Arts and Technology – Willow Grove, PA)
Simon Rowe (Cuesta Community College – San Luis Obispo, CA)
“GEICO’s scholarship and tool grant not only assist students with their educational expenses but also helps to place current tools and technology into their hands to better their career,” said Scott Kruger, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director. “GEICO has stepped up and made a direct investment into the students who will be our future collision repair technicians. On behalf of these four students, thank you to Mr. Lyons and everyone at GEICO for their continued donations and support.”
“We are honored to support such a worthy cause,” said Don Lyons, senior vice president of GEICO. “We know how important it is to develop the appropriate skills and to receive a technical degree in auto body repair. The students at these schools show great potential and we’re happy to support them.”
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for 10 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 16 million vehicles. In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.