Just like any other major industry, the future of the car industry lies among students who are looking to continue their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To help secure that future, General Motors has established the University/Organization Partnership Program, which creates grants for students who need help paying for their education. This year, the GM Foundation has contributed $2.875 million to higher education, making not only the future of the students who received the financial help brighter, but also the future of the automotive world.
“The STEM workforce is and will continue to be a vital component in building communities and transforming our nation’s future,” said GM Foundation President, Vivian Pickard. “By strengthening higher education programs and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers, we’re ensuring that the next generations of leaders and innovators will have the skills and education they’ll need to succeed and compete globally.”
This latest GM Foundation donation is part of the $13.7 million the Foundation has already contributed to higher education. Since the creation of the University/Organization Partnership Program in 2011, this money has created a number of grants, including the Buick Achievers Scholarship, one of the largest scholarships in the nation.
If you’re interested in learning more about GM Foundation grants and scholarships, contact Paul Sur Buick GMC today!