Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Heads Into Third Year

For the third year, The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is accepting applications for scholarships for 2013 through Thursday Feb. 28.

The program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will award scholarships to 1,100 students who excel in the classroom and in the community and who are pursuing degrees in engineering, design, information technology and business-related majors in the automotive industry.

The program was created in 2011 and has handed out nearly $12 million in scholarships.  One hundred high school or current undergraduate students will earn scholarships up to $25,000 per year, which are then renewable for all four years and then for an additional year in the instance of a five-year engineering program. One thousand students will earn one-time $2,000 scholarships.

“Since the inception of the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, we have provided scholarships to more than 2,000 students from all 50 states,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard in a release on The Auto Channel. “This scholarship helps to change the lives of its recipients, making it more affordable for them to receive a higher education.”

The statistics from this program are amazing. More than 120 veterans or dependents of those who serve our country and more than 1,000 who are first in their family to attend college have been bestowed the honor of Buick Achiever.

Students living in the United States and Puerto Rico are eligible to enter. To apply for this scholarship, head over the Buick Achievers website.

Who knows, maybe one of Matteson’s own will win this scholarship. Can you imagine a local engineer designing the latest safety features for a Buick on the Arnie Bauer lot?

Source: The Auto Channel

Photo Courtesy of USA Today.

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