WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Contest winners from colleges across the country have been chosen in the 21st Century Insurance College Scholarship contest. The 21 winners met the criteria of not just classroom work, but also their dedication to volunteer and non-profit community work outside of the classroom in their communities, towns and the world.
Twenty of the twenty-one total scholarship recipients received $550 each toward their college expenses. The grand prize winner, Marissa Akery, a senior at the University of Georgia, was awarded $10,000. Akery, who plans to use her winnings toward her upcoming study abroad semester in Spain, serves as a University Ambassador, a Friends for Life mentor and a Girl Scout Troop Leader. Like many of her fellow entrants, Akery believes her volunteer and non-profit contributions are as important to those she serves as they are to her personal growth.
"You could tell from the amazing stories and photographs we received that these were genuinely dedicated citizens and students, all of whom truly want to make a difference in the lives of others," said Brian Borkowski, Online Marketing Manager at 21st Century Insurance. "It was hard to pick only one grand prize winner, but Marissa's story is a great representation of the caliber of entrants we attracted."
To learn more about the 21 lucky winners of the 21st Century Insurance College Scholarship Contest, go to: www.21st.com.
About 21st Century
21st Century Insurance is part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, insuring over 2 million vehicles across 49 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1958, 21st Century is dedicated to providing customers with excellent coverage and award-winning service while helping them save on auto insurance. For more information, visit 21st.com.
About Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and refers to the business activities of Farmers Group, Inc. and the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group, and provides non-claims administrative services to the Farmers Exchanges. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
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