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2018 NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr. Scholarship open for applications

NASCAR has again partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to award students with the 2018 NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr. Scholarship.

The three merit-based scholarships — one $10,000 award and two $3,800 awards — are named in honor of Scott, who became the first African-American to win a NASCAR premier series race in 1963 and was later inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015. The deadline to apply is July 25.


Eligible candidates must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or Master’s student at any accredited U.S. four-year college or university. Candidates also must have a major in a business-related discipline, communications, engineering, information technology or public relations with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

For full award consideration, students must complete an application and invite a reference to submit a recommendation online. The application includes an online application form, transcript, resume and required video. The 90-second video should describe activities or programs you believe would be effective in conveying career opportunities at NASCAR to students on your campus or effective aspects of promoting NASCAR to a diverse audience.

Scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients for the 2018-19 school year.

For more information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit UNCF.org.