As many American students turn to higher education to promise greater futures and more prosperity, finances are always a trouble. General Motors looks to alleviate some of the financial burden with its Buick Achievers Scholarship, which is part of the General Motors Foundation. The scholarships may be awarded to any student studying in the automotive field.
When Rhonda Clarke and Hannah Fox were invited to a Kettering University press conference, announcing the donation of $4 million to the university’s automotive research center and proving ground, they weren’t expected to be recognized in anyway for their academic excellence. But they were in a very great way.
General Motors presented the two Kettering students with $100,000 scholarships each to pursue their academic careers in engineering. It became a shocking moment for the two who were uneasy about continuing their studies.
“At first, I was figuring out how I was going to pay for [my MBA]. This is a blessing,” Clarke told M Live. “It definitely opened up my opportunities for furthering my education.”
“I didn’t know what was going on. I was just really excited. I was really surprised. I didn’t expect to get it,” said Fox, a 2013 Davison High School grad. “It will help so I’m not in debt right after college.”
The Buick Achievers Scholarship will provide both deserving young ladies with $25,000 for five years to further their academic studies.