Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship

The following provided courtesy of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Public Relations: Applications now are being accepted for the 1997 Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 annual grant to a student attending the University of North...

The following provided courtesy of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Public Relations:

Applications now are being accepted for the 1997 Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 annual grant to a student attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The scholarship was established in 1994 by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in memory of Kulwicki, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup champion. Kulwicki was killed in a plane crash near Bristol, TN on April 1, 1993.

To be considered for the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship, an applicant should show evidence of an affiliation with NASCAR or motorsports interests. He also must be admitted to UNC Charlotte and show academic achievement and financial need. The deadline for applications is March 1, 1997.

The $1,500 grant is renewable each of the four years that the scholarship winner remains at UNC Charlotte.

The first two winners of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship were Ryan Zeck in 1994 and Clay Hall in 1996.

Zeck, of Eureka, CA, raced go-karts at age 8 and at age 16 began NASCAR competition in the mini-stock division, climbing to the late-model sportsman ranks the following year. Zeck, now a junior at UNC Charlotte majoring in mechanical engineering, hopes to become a race car driver following graduation.

Hall, of Concord, NC, was a member of the Auto Club at Northwest Cabarrus High School. He worked in race shops for Jack Sprague, Bobby Allison and Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to enrolling at UNCC. Hall plans to major in mechanical engineering.

For further information and an application form, prospective applicants should contact:

Office of Admissions UNC Charlotte 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223 (704) 547-2213

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jack Sprague , Alan Kulwicki