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Rainbow PUSH and General Motors Award Twenty-One Scholarships

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

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