(This article originally appeared on Buick.com)
Program offers $25,000 renewable scholarships for STEM students
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program today opened the application period for 2016 scholarships. Applications are accepted now through 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 29.
This is the sixth year Buick Achievers scholarships will be awarded to students who have an interest in studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), excel in the classroom and give back to their communities. Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.
“This scholarship has increased access and affordability of a college degree for thousands of students,” said Jackie Parker, president of the GM Foundation and director of GM Global Philanthropy and Corporate Giving. “And our country’s workforce is gaining qualified applicants who are prepared for the jobs of the future.”
For Adriann Wilson, Buick Achiever and 2015 mechanical engineering graduate from Tennessee State University, the scholarship has afforded opportunities like internships abroad in Germany and South Korea.
“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.”
Wilson now works as an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and is studying for her master’s in electrical engineering at Tuskegee University.
“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.”