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Allianz Global Assistance USA Announces International Travel Scholarship Recipients

ScholarTrips program recognizes local student achievement and offers
them the opportunity to study abroad

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

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

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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International leader in Assistance, Travel Insurance and health,
life home care services, today Allianz Global Assistance counts more
than 10,783 employees who speak 40 different languages and work
throughout the world with a network of 400,000 service providers and 180
correspondents. 250 million people, or 4% of the world’s total
population, benefit from its services, which the Group provides on all
five continents.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance, please visit


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:

• Allianz Life

• Allianz Global Investors


• Fireman’s Fund

• Euler Hermes

• And now, Allianz Global Assistance

Media:Allianz Global Assistance USADaniel Durazo,
804-673-7175orM BoothJamie Foley, AllianzAssistPR@MBooth.comorHodges
PartnershipTony Scida,

Source: Allianz Global Assistance USA

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