RICHMOND, Va., Apr. 3, 2012 — Henrico-based Allianz Global Assistance USA, a global travel insurance and assistance company, announced today that it has awarded scholarships to six area high school students to travel and study abroad. Recipients of Allianz’s annual ScholarTrips scholarships will receive $2500 each to attend an international study abroad program of their choosing. Beth Godlin, Allianz Global Assistance USA president and CEO, will present awards to the 2012 ScholarTrips recipients at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the company’s headquarters (2805 N. Parham Rd.).
“Study abroad programs help students learn to be global thinkers and give them valuable insights into cultures they might not encounter otherwise,” Godlin said. “We recognize that the cost of these programs can often be a barrier, and it is a privilege to support our area’s young people through ScholarTrips.”
The 2012 ScholarTrips recipients are:
• Jae Brown, a junior at Henrico High School. He will study abroad in Australia.
• McKenzie Licata, a sophomore at St. Catherine’s School, who will attend a study abroad program in Haiti.
• Savannah Simmons, a sophomore from Matoaca High School, who will travel to Italy, Germany and Prague.
• Lyndsey Weeks, a junior at Powhatan High, who plans to travel to England, Germany and France.
• Eileen Wang, who plans to travel to France after graduating from Maggie Walker Governor’s School.
• Benjamin Weitz, a sophomore in the French Immersion program at J.R. Tucker High School, who will attend a study abroad program in France.
Allianz Global Assistance USA has given $65,000 in scholarships since 2004, including this year. Recipients’ family members and faculty from each school are also invited to the awards ceremony.
Allianz Global Assistance USA selects ScholarTrips recipients based on an application process, which includes an essay portion that requires candidates to discuss their motivation to study abroad and what they expect to learn. The contest is open to students from Richmond area middle and high schools and to children/ grandchildren of the company’s associates enrolled in middle or high school. Find out more about ScholarTrips at www.scholartrips.org.
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 28 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) insures 13 million customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.
In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection and unique assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.
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Allianz is the 20th largest company in the world (Forbes Global 2000, 2011) and 67th most valuable global brand (Interbrand, 2011). Allianz has 151,000 employees worldwide and 76 million customers in more than 70 countries. In 2010, Allianz had over 106.5 billion euros in revenue and over one trillion euros under management. In the US, Allianz brands include:
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• Fireman’s Fund
• Euler Hermes
• And now, Allianz Global Assistance
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