Rainbow PUSH and General Motors Award Twenty-One Scholarships
November 1, 2018
DETROIT – During the 19th Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit's Business and Education Awards Luncheon, 21 deserving Michigan students, with a majority attending college in Michigan, will share in scholarships totaling $165,000 for the 2018-2019 school year. Since 2011, General Motors has granted more than $1,000,000 in assistance through Rainbow PUSH-Excel scholarship programs. The luncheon begins at noon on November 2, 2018, at the Motor City Casino Hotel and Conference Center in Detroit, Michigan.
"General Motors Global Corporate Giving has been the difference for several participating students," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., president and founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. "Without GM's generosity, many of these students would be unable to pursue their chosen career paths."
Ken Barrett, General Motors Global chief diversity officer, stated: "At General Motors, we recognize the power of diversity and the role it plays in sparking ingenuity and creativity at our company. As we continue to face new challenges and innovative new solutions, we want to ensure a talent pipeline that's rich of diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to transform our industry."
Rainbow PUSH STEM-PLUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (with college/university)
Mila Cleveland Howard University
Williams Noles Michigan State University
Nate Corley North Carolina Central University
Roshay Timmons Central State University
Lauren Cotton Tuskegee University
Diara Walker Western Michigan University
Emmanuel Fowler Western Michigan University
Kameron Johnson University of Michigan
Sabrina Fergerson Eastern Michigan University
Danielle Brogdon Howard University
Charles Brown University of Michigan
Kaylah Dumas Central Michigan
Mayah Wheeler University of Michigan
Kamari McHenry Talladega College
Matthew Williams Central Michigan University
Jendayi Nkenge Michigan State University
Kailyn Washington College for Creative Studies
Jordan Simmons Oakland University
Da'Carla Strong University of Detroit
Kierstin Smith Oakland University
Mainza Snapp Morehouse College
For more information and to register for the Summit's activities, visit http://www.automotiveproject.org.