WASHINGTON (PRWEB) February 12, 2021
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s premier collegiate honor society for first-and-second year college students, today announced the launch of 14 new scholarships, including the HBCU Student of the Year-Changemaker Award and the LatinX Student of the Year-Changemaker Award. The scholarships will be made possible by the Society’s partnership with GEICO, the second largest auto insurer in the U.S. Recipients will receive $2,500 - $10,000 in scholarships.
“We hear from a lot of students nationwide who are struggling, especially our high-achieving members from underserved and diverse backgrounds,” said Scott Mobley, executive director of NSCS. “Because of our partnership with GEICO we are able to help more NSCS members overcome the burden of student debt.”
“GEICO has a longstanding commitment to improving communities, and we are proud to partner with NSCS to, once again, achieve that goal by recognizing high-achieving minority students. NSCS does an outstanding job of supporting collegiate scholars by helping them work toward their goals in college and beyond, so it is a natural fit for us to partner with them. It is our hope that through these NSCS scholarships, we can empower minority students to pursue their dreams,” said GEICO Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Carl A. Tims.
Requirements to apply include having a 3.0 GPA or higher, being an NSCS member and meeting the conditions of each scholarship. Applicants must also answer essay questions specific to each award.
“Through our ongoing partnership with GEICO, we hope to shift the focus of our scholars away from thinking about how they are going to afford their education, to how they can continue to be leaders in and out of the classroom.”
For more information, visit http://www.nscs.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS (NSCS)
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving first- and-second year students. With its three pillars of scholarship, leadership and service, NSCS is proud to provide career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out more than $750.000 in scholarships (often with multiple recipients per award), awards and chapter funds annually. NSCS has 300+ chapters nationwide and nearly two million lifetime members globally. NSCS is a 501c3 registered nonprofit, certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, American Association of Community Colleges, and 100 percent FERPA compliant, per an independent review by AACRAO.
ABOUT GEICO (Government Employee Insurance Company)
GEICO is the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.