Buick Salutes Future Heroes
By: Connie Burke
August 14, 2012 10:17 am CT
Here in the Midwest, some students will find it far less burdensome to pay their college expenses. Buick and the General Motors Foundation recently announced 1,100 recipients of the 2012 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. Now in its second year, the Buick Achievers program has awarded 22 outstanding students from the Midwest a four-year renewable scholarship of up to $25,000.
As one of the largest scholarship programs in the country, the Buick Achievers program rewards students who excel both in the classroom and in the community, but lack the financial resources to pursue higher education. By the end of 2012, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program expects to have funded nearly $13 million for deserving students.
With the future of manufacturing and related industries driven by new and innovative technologies, Buick and the GM Foundation specifically developed the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to support students interested in science, technology, engineering, math and other related fields of study.
“More than half of our scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president, Buick Marketing. “It is gratifying to know that, through the Buick Achievers Scholarship program, we are able to help make their dreams of earning a college degree a reality, while putting them on the road to rewarding careers.”
Congratulations to all the 2012 Buick Achievers Award winners in our own back yard.
Sierra Clark from Chicago – King College Prep High School
Ryan Haney from Tampico – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joel Montes from Elgin – DePaul University
Jhanneu Roberts from Chicago – Chicago Waldorf School
Tiffany Taylor from Chicago – University of Chicago
Antonio Urquizo from Chicago – William J. Bogan High School
Hannah Zeeb from Naperville – Naperville Central High School
Britney Browning from Versailles – Trine University
Rachel Campbell from Rising Sun -Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Glenda Hernandez from Kokomo – Kokomo High School
Brett Deters from Ankeny – Ankeny High School
John Sievert from Saint Ansgar – Saint Ansgar High School
Haley Luxton from Burton – Bendle High School
Alexis Stahmer from Petoskey – Petoskey High School
Jesse Hinricher from Pipestone – Pipestone Area High School
Tomaris Davis from Dayton – University of Cincinnati
Lauren Pugh from Perry, Ohio, and is a student at Perry High School
Zachary Siefker from Elida – Elida High School
Abigail Vaculik from Maumee – Maumee High School
Ashley Bauer from Elk Mound – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alex Klintworth from Neenah – University of Colorado at Boulder
Grace Kurth from Manitowoc – Northwestern University