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Buick Achievers Awards $4.2 Million In Scholarships

In the news release, Buick Achievers Awards $4.2 Million in Scholarships, issued 13-Aug-2013 by General Motors Foundation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the seventh paragraph, first sentence, should read "...Buick Achievers has awarded nearly $16.5 million to about 3,300 students since the program's inception in 2011." rather than "...Buick Achievers has awarded nearly $16.5 million to more than 4,200 students since the program's inception in 2011." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Buick Achievers Awards $4.2 Million in Scholarships

General Motors Foundation and Buick recognize 2013 STEM-focused scholars

DETROIT, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.

According to U.S. News & World Report, STEM jobs are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018. With the future of manufacturing and many other industries driven by new technologies, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program strives to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers applicable to the automotive industry.

"Being selected as a national Buick Achievers Scholarship recipient will provide me with significant resources critical to earning a mechanical engineering degree," said Victoria Lee, 2013 Buick Achievers recipient and student at Brown University. "I encourage any student interested in studying STEM-related fields to consider applying for this program."

Buick Achievers is one of the largest scholarship programs in the country and places a strong focus on recognizing women, minorities and students known for excelling in the classroom and giving back to their communities. Special consideration is intended to assist students who are first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.

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