Kerry Magro Is One of Three to Win GEICO Award
Stillman School student Kerry Magro is one of three members of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) to earn a $1,000 scholarship through longtime partner GEICO.
The 2010 GEICO Achievement Award is open to sophomore and junior NSCS members majoring in business, math, computer science or other related fields, and is judged by eight GEICO employees. Criteria for selection include academics, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.
“Winning this award is simply amazing,” said Magro. “Over Christmas break, I was checking the NSCS Website, saw the scholarship and thought this would fit me perfectly. Next thing I knew I was being recognized for the award!”
When asked how he intended to use the scholarship, Magro responded, “I am truly blessed to know people who are helping students reach their fullest potential. I will use the money to help pay for my courses during the 2010-11 school year.”
More on Kerry MagroMagro is studying sport management and accounting at the Stillman School. In addition to his membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, he is also a member of the Stillman School's Leadership Development Honors Program, president for Student Disability Awareness, vice president of fellowship for Alpha Phi Omega, fund raising chair for the National Residence Hall Honorary, member of Alpha Chi Lambda Sports Management Honor Society, and blog writer for Autism Speaks.
For more than 20 years, GEICO has offered $1,000 Achievement Awards to outstanding college sophomores and juniors. GEICO National College Recruiter Jill Stover was especially impressed with the essay applications this year. “We received so many outstanding applications from NSCS members,” said Stover. “The 2010 NSCS recipients epitomize what the Achievement Awards stand for and we are proud to recognize them.”
About NSCSThe National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS awards more in undergraduate scholarship dollars than any other honor society nationwide. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, and leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 675,000 members and 250 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more about NSCS on the NSCS Facebook page.
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