The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will be accepting applications for 2016 scholarships until Monday, February 29th.
This is the sixth year that program has offered $25,000 renewable scholarships for students studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.
“Core to the Buick brand is a sense of well-being, and that includes a strong belief in the virtues of higher education,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “Between the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program and our support of NCAA athletics, Buick is devoted to supporting students and colleges across the nation.”
Adriann Wilson, a beneficiary of the scholarship, is a 2015 mechanical engineering graduate from Tennessee State University. Thanks to the scholarship Adriann was able to take advantage of opportunities such as internships abroad in Germany and South Korea. She now works as an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, and is studying for her master’s in electrical engineering at Tuskegee University.
“I am honored to have been selected for the Buick Achievers Scholarship,” said Wilson. “Being a first-generation college student, earning this degree is not only an achievement for me, but also my entire family.”
To be eligible for the program, high school seniors or current undergraduate students residing in the U.S. or the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico must be seeking a college degree in STEM, or select eligible fields related to the automotive industry. You can click here for more information and to apply for the scholarship.