The NASCAR Foundation Scholarship Program
In an effort to further our focus on education, The NASCAR Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students in Volusia County, Florida who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice. The program will distribute a minimum of 10 one time awards of $2,500 for undergraduate study. Proceeds from the Taste of the 24 event on January 24, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway fund the scholarship program.
Applicants to The NASCAR Foundation Scholarship Program must:
- Be high school seniors enrolled in a high school in Volusia County, Florida.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Florida for the entire upcoming academic year.
Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship Management Services to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship Management Services.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship Management Services must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Scholarship Management Services processes scholarship payments on behalf of The NASCAR Foundation. Payment is made in one installment in August. Checks are mailed directly to the school and are made payable to the school for the student.