The General Motors Foundation has a special place for many hopeful students across the United States. The GM Foundation, through the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, awards deserving students with up to $25,000 renewable for up to five years.
“Through programs like the Buick Achievers Scholarship, we’ve made a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of students through more than $27 million in scholarships,” said Greg Martin, executive director of GM Global Public Policy and a GM Foundation board member.
The program works in sync with Scholarship America, and during the organization’s inaugural From Dreams To Degrees event, the GM Foundation was recognized by Scholarship America for providing immense opportunity to students who otherwise couldn’t afford higher education. The focus remains tied to those students pursuing a degree aligned with the automotive industry
“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has made a powerful statement about the importance of ensuring access and affordability for all in obtaining a college degree, and ensuring a strong, qualified and representative future workforce for our country,” said Lauren Segal, Scholarship America’s president and CEO.
The latest recipients of the Buick Achievers Scholarship, Morgan Grayned and Zineb Bouzouba, presented the Social Responsibility award to Martin during the ceremony, and reiterated their thankfulness for the opportunity.
“This scholarship completely transformed my life,” said Grayned. “Growing up I had no idea if I was ever going to be able to afford college. But thanks to the Buick Achievers Scholarship, my dreams, and my family’s dreams, became reality.”