GM Launches Scholarships for Women
The program, ran by the General Motors Women’s Retail Network, is aimed to convince women to pursue a career in the automotive sector. To that end, the carmaker will be providing an unspecified number of scholarships, worth $5,000, to those interested.
“GM was the first automaker in the industry to establish a program to actively recruit women into the automotive retail field as part of our efforts to increase the number of women dealers in our network,” Marina Shoemaker, GM Women’s Retail Network said in a statement.
To qualify for the scholarship, you must meet several criteria. Applicants must accept full-time enrollment in an accredited/recognized automotive program of institution, have US citizenship or the ability to accept permanent employment in the United States and, most of have, have a letter of recommendation from a GM dealer.
The applications can be submitted beginning January 2011, with the winners to be announced in May 2011. More information can be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com.
“It’s a well-known fact that women influence the majority of automotive purchasing decisions, which is creating more career opportunities for women in automotive retailing,” Karen Miskimins, member of the GM Women’s Dealer Advisory Council added.
“We’re excited about being able to help women further their education in this area so they’re prepared to walk through the doors that are being opened to them.”