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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – National motor sports industry giant NASCAR awarded the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) $10,000 to fund scholarships for students attending HACU member colleges and universities.

“We applaud NASCAR’s support for the nation’s youngest and largest ethnic population by opening new doors to college and career success for our students,” HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores said.

The grant will continue a second year of support for the NASCAR Scholarship Award program in honor of Wendell Scott, one of the first minority drivers in the motor sports industry with a long career in the NASCAR Grand National Tour.

The HACU-administered scholarship program is open to eligible students attending HACU member and partner colleges and universities. Students must also demonstrate financial need through eligibility for financial aid from a federal- or state-funded program.

HACU’s more than 300 member institutions serve the largest concentrations of Hispanic higher education students in 26 states and Puerto Rico.

NASCAR Scholarship Award applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students of any major who demonstrate either a recreational or professional interest in the motor sports industry. Undergraduate students must be full-time, able to use the scholarship during their junior or senior year, and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Graduate student applicants must be attending school on at least a part-time basis and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Applicants also must provide a one-page statement demonstrating either a recreational or professional interest in the motor sports industry.

To obtain an online scholarship application and additional information about HACU scholarship programs, visit www.hacu.net. Or call (210) 692-3805.