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GM launches Dealer Technician Scholarship program, offering 12 scholarships at Macomb Community College

– Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00AM

Through a new program launched by General Motors Co., 12 Dealer Technician Scholarships will be offered at Macomb Community College, beginning with the fall 2019 semester. The scholarships will cover full tuition and fees while students earn an associate degree in automotive technology and pathway to jobs at GM dealerships.  

In addition to coursework at Macomb, students will participate in paid co-op opportunities, with hands-on learning experiences led by experienced technicians at local Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships. Students will be exposed to many of GM’s industry-leading technologies including battery-electric vehicles, semi-autonomous driver assistance systems and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. 

“We’re tearing down the barriers that stand in the way of people pursuing these good-paying, high-tech jobs,” said Terry Rhadigan, executive director, GM Corporate Giving. “After two years, we want people to hit the ground running, so we will help them get a quality education, technical training and hands-on experience without the burden of student loans.” 

The deadline for submission of completed scholarship applications is 5 p.m., July 26, 2019. Students awarded the scholarships must be enrolled full-time, maintain a grade point average of 2.5 and complete co-op rotations at local GM dealerships or ACDelco Professional Service Centers. For further information and a full rundown of application requirements, click here or call 586.445.7015.

“We’re excited to partner with GM to create greater opportunities for our students to connect to good careers and the growing possibilities in automotive technology,” said Don Hutchinson, dean, Engineering and Advanced Technology, Macomb Community College.

Macomb is one of the seven community colleges in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania with which GM is partnering, providing a total of 80 GM Dealer Technician Scholarships.  


About General Motors Co.

General Motors is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC,CadillacHolden, BaojunWuling and Jiefang brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, and Maven, its personal mobility brand, can be found at


About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.


Media Contact: Jeanne Nicol, nicolj@macomb,edu, 586.445.7204