There is money out there for you to attend college. At Get Schooled, we want to help you as much as possible. That is why we are sharing this amazing scholarship with you.
The prestigious Buick Achievers Scholarship has expanded eligibility to include current college undergraduates as well as high school seniors.
This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college.
The Buick Achievers scholarship provides up to $25,000 a year to 100 students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for five-year engineering programs. An additional 1,000 students receive a one-time $2,000 award. The program is funded by the GM Foundation and is among the largest awarded over multiple years.
“Special consideration is given to students who are military personnel, veterans or their dependents, as well as women and other minority groups,” said GM Foundation Chairman Bob Ferguson. “This ensures that we help build a strong and diverse manufacturing work force that will ultimately strengthen our nation’s global competitiveness.”
In 2011, scholarships were awarded in all 50 states and nearly half were given to students who were the first in their families to attend college.
“My parents and brother never had the chance to attend college, so you can imagine how important it is that I’ll be the first one in my family to do so,” said Yanqui Lin, a business administration student at Ohio State University. “I’m not only realizing my dream, but also theirs.”
Information and applications are available at www.buickachievers.com. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2012, and scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year. So head over to the website and complete your application today!