Newberg, OR (PRWEB) July 23, 2011
Future George Fox University student Dmitrey Timofeyev of Woodburn was named one of only 100 recipients nationwide for a Buick and General Motors Foundation scholarship potentially worth $25,000 annually for up to four years.
The award is part of the company’s Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, announced in February. Timofeyev, a 2011 graduate of Woodburn High School who plans to be a mechanical engineering major at George Fox, was selected as one of the program’s “outstanding students” out of the 1,100 recipients chosen to benefit from the $4.5 million-per-year scholarship program. He was the only student from Oregon selected for the highest scholarship offered.
In addition to providing 100 students with up to $25,000 per year, Buick Achievers will provide 1,000 students with $2,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years.
The program recognizes and rewards college-bound students who excel both in the classroom and in the community, according to General Motors Foundation. The program is funded by the GM Foundation and is among the largest awarded over multiple years.
In total, the foundation's annual funding could reach $18 million annually after four years. Many of the scholarship recipients have declared majors in chemical, environmental, electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering as well as business administration, accounting, finance, mathematics, graphic design and marketing.
Nearly half of the 1,100 scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college, and those selected represent all 50 states. A number of the recipients are dependents of military families, with the potential of up to $1.6 million in Buick Achievers Scholarship support being provided over these students’ college careers.
“So many of our scholarship recipients have overcome significant hurdles en route to college,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president for Buick Marketing. “It is gratifying to know that, through the Buick Achievers Scholarship program, we are able to help them pursue their dreams.”
Applications for the 2012-13 Buick Achievers Scholarship program will be accepted in the spring of 2012. Students can register online at buickachievers.com to be notified when the application process begins.
George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, George Fox University