Giving to the Community…Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

March 7th, 2011 by

Education scholarships are awesome! And we’re so excited that Buick is offering scholarships to 1,100 students nationwide. The $4.5 million-a-year Buick Achiever Scholarship Program will help college bound students with ever rising college tuition’s.   Below are the details on the scholarship program.

What distinguishes the Buick Achievers scholarships is that they are renewable for four years, which could bring the total individual scholarship to as much as $100,000. The GM Foundation plans to start a new group of 100 students on renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 each year.

Buick Achievers, designed to inspire, celebrate, and enable human achievement, also will provide 1,000 students with $2,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years. Majors covered include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, marketing and business administration.

To be eligible for the Buick Achievers scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates entering college for the first time in the fall of 2011; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2011-12 academic year; and demonstrate an interest in the automotive industry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States. Other criteria include being a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.

Information and applications are available at www.buickachievers.com.  Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2011, and scholarships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is the latest example of GM Foundation education initiatives to invest in the youth of America.  The GM Foundation has provided more than $26 million in education-related initiatives since 2005. [GM Media]

If you are, or know a student that will be going to college in the fall of this year, we encourage you to share this scholarship program.   And we are glad to be part of a company that focuses on supporting education.   Thanks Buick!

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