HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – June 1, 2012– The Collision Repair Education Foundation and GEICO Philanthropic Foundation are proud to announce the winners of GEICO’s national Scholarship and Tool Grant competition. The GEICO Scholarship and Tool Grant program provides each selected student with a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 (retail) in tools. The winning students are:
Tyler Collins (Mid Florida Tech – Orlando, Fla.)
Zachary Gullion (Dorchester County Technology Center – Cambridge, Md.)
Paul Macal (Southern Westchester BOCES – Valhalla, N.Y.)
Ryan Ross-Pok (Los Angeles Trade Technical College – Los Angeles, Calif.)
“Today’s vehicles are so dependent on technology that collision repair students now need a lot of computer training above and beyond their mechanical training,” noted Bill DeGrocco, GEICO’s assistant vice president of auto damage. “This scholarship program helps students gain the full set of skills they’ll need to be highly professional and well respected in the industry.”
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. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for 11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 17.5 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). 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.