The General Motors Foundation helps to change the lives of students and their families by making education more accessible, affordable and valuable from birth through college and beyond.
In 2010, the GM Foundation provided a transformational grant of $27.1 million to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to create a “Network of Excellence” at seven metro Detroit high schools to boost graduation rates by 30 percent over five years.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is one of the nation’s largest scholarship programs dedicated to helping students study science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and other automotive industry related areas of study. Annually, 100 scholarships up to $100,000 ($25k per year) are awarded to students heading to college to study STEM fields and the auto industry.
The GM Foundation also supports programs that reinforce math and science skills among schoolchildren like the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), EarthForce GREEN, MathCounts, Camp Invention, FIRST Robotics and the SAE Foundation’s A World in Motion initiative.