General Motors College Scholarships

Scholarships Make Valid Recruitment Tools

General Motors (GM) has a very well organized website, with a single Opportunities for College Students page that presents all current information available on internships, co-op positions, and scholarships. GM does not supply scholarships directly to students, but sends funding to organizations that administer that type of financial aid. In 2012, there were four different beneficiaries of GM’s scholarship money.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) was founded to increase the numbers of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in technical fields of study, focusing on supporting students in the STEM subjects (namely, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). AISES has a page describing its financial aid, which includes four academic scholarships.GM scholarships

All AISES scholarships share a single set of eligibility criteria, as follows:

GM does not specify to which of the four AISES scholarships it contributes, but here is a list:

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program most recently handed out 1,100 scholarships, 100 of which were renewable for a maximum of four years and worth as much as $25,000 per year. Those in an engineering program lasting five years are eligible for another year of support.

The other 1,000 scholarships are one-time gifts of $2,000 each. The Buick Achievers site describes the qualifications it looks for in applicants as leadership in school, devotion to scholastic achievement, and participation in volunteer work. Here are the eligibility criteria:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) pays tuition for Hispanic American students who excel in school. The HSF scholarships include one general scholarship and four sets of scholarships designed for particular categories of students (those graduating from high school, attending community college, in a four-year school, or in the Gates Millennium Scholars program).

Here are brief descriptions of those five kinds of awards:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Endowed Scholarships

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Endowed Scholarships (EEOC) give preference to employees of GM and their children who attend any of the 37 participating schools. The funds are administered by those individual schools, so to find details of the program to which you should apply you must contact your school’s financial aid office.

Examples of EEOC schools are California State University-Los Angeles, Fisk University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Prairie View A&M University.