Jackson, Mississippi – Two Phi Theta Kappa members have each received $1,000 scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa and GEICO.
The 2017 GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholars are:
- Alyssa Barkhurst, Central Wyoming College, Wyoming
- Sarah Stefanick, Atlantic Cape Community College, New Jersey
These scholarships are presented by GEICO and Phi Theta Kappa to Society 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.
Barkhurst, a first-generation college student, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, serves as chapter president of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and is an active member of her church. She aspires to complete her degree and pursue her career as a dental hygienist.
Stefanick, a 4.0 student, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has started a chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on her campus to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Her ultimate career goal is to become a psychologist.
GEICO is a sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention and 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 congratulate this year’s GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck in their academic careers.”