Patrick Buick GMC Announces Deadlines, Details for Buick Achievers Scholarship

The Buick Achievers Scholarship is now accepting applications and Patrick Buick GMC in Richmond, VA shares details and deadlines.

Online PR News – 25-January-2013 – Richmond, VA – The General Motors (GM) Foundation is currently accepted applicants for its Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. The program is designed to reward students who are pursuing degrees in engineering, design, information technology and business-related majors in the auto industry who excel in the classroom as well as the community. Patrick Buick GMC in Ashland, VA is proud to be a part of company that gives back to the community in such a large way.

Applications for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program are being accepted from January 7 to February 28, and 1,100 scholarships will be awarded. This year, 100 undergraduate or high school students will receive scholarships of up to $25,000 a year, which is renewable for up to four years. Students can renew the scholarship for an additional year if they are in qualified five-year engineering programs. For the remaining 1,000 students, a one-time $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.

“Since the inception of the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, we have provided scholarships to more than 2,000 students from all 50 states,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “This scholarship helps to change the lives of its recipients, making it more affordable for them to receive a higher education.”
Since the program’s inception in 2011, Buick has awarded nearly $12 million in scholarships to worth students to help their dreams comes true.

“The Buick Achievers Scholarship has been such an amazing blessing for me and my family,” said Tommy Jones, a junior mechanical engineering major at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., and a $25,000 scholarship recipient in 2012. “I’ve always had a passion for science and through this scholarship, I can pursue my dream of becoming an engineer without financial burden.”

To learn more about the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, visit Patrick Buick GMC near Richmond, Virginia or go to For purchasing information for new or used Buick or GMC vehicles, visit the Virginia dealership online, at or call 804-368-1587.

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Patrick Buick GMC provides experience and expertise in selling and servicing all Buick and GMC vehicles. Offering a large inventory of new and used Buick and GMC models, with flexible financing and GM certified service and parts departments, car owners and buyers from Ashland, Richmond, Fredricksburg and Charlottesville areas need to look no farther than Patrick Buick GMC for all of their transportation needs.