Itâ€™s already October, and that means you have less than two weeks to submit a 90-second video that describes a STEM racing application and how itâ€™s significant to motor sports.
By submitting that video you could be eligible to win one of fourÂ 2016 NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarships. Students must be between the ages of 18 and 25 and be a full- or part-time student at an accredited college in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
This contest offers college students of all races an exciting and engaging wayâ€”through motor sportsâ€”to get involved in STEM, which Chevrolet calls an area key â€śto the success and future of the motor sports industry.â€ť
â€śAt GM, we believe success and innovation lies in attracting unique and creative talent,â€ť said Ken Barrett, General Motors global chief diversity officer, in a statement. â€śDiversity within STEM is not only a priority, but a necessity as we continue to face new challenges and opportunities with the advancement of technology.â€ť
The scholarship program reflects GMâ€™s commitment to ensuring â€śthat students of different backgrounds, skills, and experiences have the opportunity to pursue STEM-related careers.â€ť Four selected winners will be awarded not only a scholarship, but also an exclusive behind-the-scenes NASCAR race experience that includes â€śa tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, pace car rides, and meet-and-greets with Team Chevy drivers and Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Program Manager Alba Colon.â€ť
â€śInspiring innovative students who are interested in careers in STEM is critical for the growth of our sport and business,â€ť said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. â€śThe scholarship program helps both organizations attract young, diverse talent to the world of motor sports.â€ť
For more information or to submit a video, visit http://chevyscholarship.nascardiversity.com. Do it today! The deadline is Saturday, Oct. 15.
To learn more about Chevrolet models and the companyâ€™s commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit www.chevrolet.com.