Buick Hands Out 1,110 Scholarships
According to a press release, the parent of Buick, General Motors, handed out a set of scholarships totaling $4.2 million to students from all across the country.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program winners achieved recognition for excelling within the classroom and in the community. These financial resources will help these bright minds pursue an undergraduate degree in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, as well as in other related fields of study.
This scholarship is one of the largest in the country and grants 100 students up to $25,000. These grants are renewable up to four years and for one additional year for certain engineering programs. One thousand additional students received a one-time award of $2,000. By the end of the year, the program expects to provide $13 million to help students in school.
“Students are graduating today with more than $25,000 in debt, hindering them with years of financial burden,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard in the release. “Through the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, the GM Foundation is able to alleviate some of those financial hurdles, while fostering the growth of the next generation of leaders for STEM-related fields.”