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Belleislerunner
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Post Number: 240
Registered: 12-2003
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Deadline is in two weeks. Calling all minority business and engineering majors, specifically Hispanics...

General Motors Minority Scholarship Program Academic Year 2006-07

Program Description:
General Motors Corporation has renewed its successful scholarship program with the Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF) for the 2006-07 academic year. The purpose of the program is to recognize academically talented Hispanic and other minority students enrolled at MCF member institutions.

The program will offer $5,000 scholarships to twelve (12) students based on merit, and may also include a summer internship with General Motors. There is no limit to the number of applications that may be submitted from each MCF institution.


Criteria:

First priority will be given to students of Hispanic heritage, followed by African-American and then other minorities. Students must:

* be majoring in, and/or planning to pursue a career a business, engineering or related technological field;
* have an interest in the automotive industry;
* be enrolled full-time;
* have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; and,
* successfully complete GM's on-line assessment tool.

All applicants (new and renewing) must provide the following to MCF:
(1) an application;
(2) an official college transcript;
(3) an updated resume; and, if a renewing applicant (4) notification of any change to their study major/career plans. New applicants will have to complete an on-line assessment tool.

Deadlines/Time line:
March 31, 2006 Applications due to MCF
April 2006 On-line assessment open
May 1, 2006 MCF announces recipients
October 1, 2006 Student information forms due to MCF
November 2006 Scholars invited to meet sponsor at receptions

Publicity:
Recipient(s) should be publicized on campus as the "General Motors Minority Scholar(s)" and be recognized as such in honor assemblies and campus publications.
Mail applications to:
Questions: Michigan Colleges Foundation
ATTN.: GM Scholarship
webmaster@michigancolleges.org
26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 870
Southfield, MI 48076-4239
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Miss_cleo
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Post Number: 112
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA, a job a GM is the kiss of death, are you kidding me?
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Mikeg
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is not a job offer with GM, it is a scholarship opportunity for minorities that includes the possibility of a summer job. It is certainly not a "kiss of death" and no one is forcing anyone to apply.

If a college-bound minority high school senior doesn't like dealing with GM, then maybe they should apply for a minority scholarship with Toyota or Honda. Oh wait, never mind, they don't offer any..................
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what a joke, thousands are losing jobs and you are impressed by this little *token* they throw out to *so-called* minorities......a summer job doing what pray tell? filling in for the displaced and laid off? The Big 3 are the biggest joke on the planet now
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Mikeg
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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is not a joke - given the high cost of attending college, for many students, winning some scholarship money is the difference between attending college full-time or either working their way through school as a part-time student or not attending college at all.

Those who are offered a summer internship are not replacing anyone, they typically begin by job-shadowing with a salaried employee and then are given tasks that they can handle under the supervision of that employee. They are never given an assignment that involves work performed by a union-represented employee.

The very fact that GM has not scrapped their scholarship programs in these tough times is indicitave that they are confident of their future and they realize that they need to maintain an on-going presence on campus.
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321brian
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Post Number: 78
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Miss_cleo,

As a white male I wish scholarships like this would have been available to me when I was in college.

GM might not be what it was but it is still plenty powerful and I'll bet that $5,000 will help a lot for all 12 of the students. Not to mention the experience. That will look great on a resume coming out of school.
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 23
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 1:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

God Bless General Motors.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 1:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is good for area students.

Miss Cleo, please go away with your ignorance, and incredibly poor critical reading and thinking skills. You've made it known that you are here for no other reasons than to troll/antagonize these forums.

(Message edited by lmichigan on March 17, 2006)
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 1:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LMich:
Are you sure you're not related to W. C. Fields? - "Beat it, kid! You're bothering me."
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Rosedaleken
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Post Number: 143
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 3:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A job with GM is still great if you hire into the right group. A friend of mine did a few internships with them then got placed full-time in the Hybrid group. Seems like a great opportunity.

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