Scholarships are awarded each year to children of associates of the GEICO family of companies. Awards are given through five programs to assist with tuition and expenses of attending an accredited postsecondary school.
The GEICO Scholarship Programs are administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programsfor corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
GEICO Family Scholars Awards
GEICO Family Scholars awards are given for full-time undergraduate or graduate study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year.
Awards are $2,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. Financial need will be considered.
Students will receive the highest GEICO award for which they are qualified. A student may receive only one award at a time. However, a student may receive any combination of GEICO awards for more than four years as long as eligibility requirements are met at the time of application.
The Davidson Scholars
The Betty Gael Davidson Scholarship and the Lorimer A. Davidson Scholarship are each $8,000 grants to the top two applicants. The awards are for full-time undergraduate or graduate study and are renewable one additional year on the basis of satisfactory academic performance.
The Davidson Distinguished Scholars Awards are eight $2,000 grants for full-time undergraduate or graduate study. The awards are renewable one additional year on the basis of satisfactory academic performance.
Financial need not considered.
Georgie and William B. Snyder Scholarships
These awards pay up to 100 percent of undergraduate costs (tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board) for a maximum of $4,500. Family income level will be considered, and recipients must demonstrate financial need.
Awards are renewable up to three years if the students maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), continue full-time enrollment and are no more than 25 years of age when the fall term begins.
Dorothy and Jack Byrne Scholarships
The program grants two $2,500 awards to graduating high school seniors for full-time undergraduate study. These awards are renewable up to three years based on satisfactory academic performance.
David Lloyd and Carmen Kreeger Scholarships
These awards are up to $4,000 each. One award will be granted to a student planning to major in fine arts and one to a student majoring in music. Majors may include but are not limited to art history, dramatic art, film, music, applied design and photography.
Financial need will be considered. Awards are for full-time undergraduate study and not renewable; however; students may reapply and receive the award up to a total of four times.
Applicants must be:
Children of officers of the companies above grade 38 are not eligible for these scholarships.
* Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is also considered for the Kreeger, Family and Snyder programs only.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or associate of GEICO play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified via email in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of GEICO. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
GEICO Corporation and the GEICO Philanthropic Foundations reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
As part of your application, you must upload a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.