In the news release, Buick Achievers Awards
in Scholarships, issued
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
to about 3,300 students since the program's inception in 2011." rather than "...Buick Achievers has awarded nearly
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
Aug. 13, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The
Buick Achievers Scholarship
Program, funded by the
General Motors Foundation
, today announced scholarships totaling approximately
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.
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
, 2013 Buick Achievers recipient and student at
. "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.