ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) and the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards are currently accepting student applications for the University of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Fund.
Located in Lima, the University of Northwestern Ohio is the official and exclusive educational university of the ARCA Racing Series. The annual scholarship fund of $10,000 will be distributed to a qualified individual or split between a group of recipients, at the university's discretion.
The scholarship will be presented Saturday, December 4, at the ARCA Racing Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., near Cincinnati.
The University of Northwestern Ohio's ARCA Race Club program offers students at-track internship opportunities with race teams and the sanctioning body. Several UNOH students served as technical officials over the course of the 20-race ARCA Racing Series schedule in 2010, and as many as 40 students worked on ARCA race teams this season.
In addition to the annual scholarship and marketing partnership with ARCA, UNOH is a participating sponsor of the ARCA Safety Initiative.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be an ARCA Member or an immediate family member 25 years or younger. Applicants must also possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The Applicant must send, in writing, their name (along with the name of an immediate family member who is an ARCA Member if the Applicant is not an ARCA Member), address, phone number, and a brief essay of approximately one page describing why the Applicant is deserving of scholarship consideration.
Essays are to be submitted to ARCA, P.O. Box 5217, Toledo, OH 43611.
All applications must be received by ARCA before November 15, 2010.
The successful applicant will be determined and selected by the University of Northwestern Ohio Admissions Criteria and Scholarship Committee.
More information about the University of Northwestern Ohio is available at http://www.unoh.edu. The official online home of the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards is http://www.arcaracing.com.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 racetracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as left- and right-turn street and road courses.
Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.