• 10-FEB-2011

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Dedicates $4.5 Million Annually to 1,100 Motivated Students

Dan Akerson, Chairman & CEO, General Motors

Buick and the General Motors Foundation today announced the $4.5 million-a-year Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to recognize and reward 1,100 college-bound students nationwide who excel both in the classroom and in the community. What distinguishes the Buick Achievers scholarships is that they are renewable for four years and in some cases for as long as five years, which could bring the total individual scholarship up to $100,000 or more. The GM Foundation plans to start a new group of 100 students on $25,000 scholarships each year, meaning that after four years, the foundation's annual funding could be as much as $18 million.Buick Achievers, designed to inspire, celebrate, and enable human achievement, also will provide 1,000 students with $2,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years. Majors covered include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, marketing and business administration. Available video includes soundbites and an edited package.