Automotive giant Buick is awarding 1,100 scholarships to entering college freshman this year with the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. The scholarships will be presented to students planning to major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), design, marketing or finance. Expressing an interest in the automotive industry, using the mentioned areas of study, is an important criterion for scholarship applicants.
The available scholarships will be presented in two denominations. One thousand students will be awarded an annual amount, for four years, of $2,000. Another one hundred students will receive an annual amount, for four years, of up to $25,000. One additional year of scholarship is available to those students entered in a five year engineering program. While the scholarships will be renewable, the eligibility is contingent on academic performance and maintaining study in approved majors.
The majority of scholarships will go to students demonstrating a commitment to theSTEM majors, with a specific focus on engineering students. Special considerations will also be made for students who are first generation college students, female students, minority students, and military veterans or military dependents.
To be eligible for the Buick scholarships a student must be a U.S. citizen, be a first time college freshmen in Fall 2011 and plan to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarships are only available for undergraduate study.
Applications must be submitted online between February 7, 2011 and March 31, 2011. To get started on your application, click here.