DETROIT — The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, is now open for applications.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday, Feb. 27.
To be eligible for the program, high school seniors or current undergraduate students must be seeking a college degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, or other eligible fields related to the automotive industry.
This program offers 50 scholarships of up to $25,000 a year — renewable for four years, or five years for qualifying engineering programs. Last year, $217,000 was awarded to Michigan students.
Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.
“Our country is in need of STEM grads, as the focus on innovation and technology continues to sharpen,” said GM Foundation president Vivian Pickard. “Through the Buick Achievers Scholarship program, we are helping shape the next generation of leaders and innovators for the automotive industry and other sectors that are so important to the future of our country.”
For Buick Achiever, Kettering University alumnus and GM employee Frisco Pullom, the scholarship provided the freedom to focus on his education.
“My first semester after receiving scholarship funds, I was able to remove work and fundraising from my schedule, and I made the dean’s list for the first time in my academic career,” Pullom said. “After graduation, I was able to secure a position with General Motors as a value chain engineer.”
Since its inception in 2011, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has awarded more than $27 million in scholarships to 3,400 students.
Students from the United States and Puerto Rico are eligible. To apply, visit http://www.buickachievers.com/.