Arguably, a college degree has become the new high school diploma. As globalization continues to create an extremely competitive workforce, individuals are consistently turning to universities to enrich their future.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program looks to ease the financial burden by offering up to $25,000 for up to five years, and the GM Foundation has announced $1.18 million will be awarded to 50 students. Those seeking degrees in the science, engineering, math or STEM field may apply for a chance at the scholarship, with special consideration given to women, minorities and those with military backgrounds.
This year marks a special date for the program, though.
Since the program began in 2011, the Buick Achievers scholarship fund has provided more than $28 million to nearly 3,400 students looking to further their education. Now, four years later, the first graduating class fueled by the scholarships will be graduating.
“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has become one of the most impactful in the county, demonstrating our commitment to those students who excel while also giving back to their community,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick. “This graduating class serves as a testament to what this scholarship has done for so many students – put a college degree in hand, and set them on their way to further education or the start of their careers.”
For those seeking more information on the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, details may be found here.