The Rich Volger Memorial Scholarship Program aims to “encourage members of the racing community to further their education.” Founded in 1990 with a generous $11,000 contribution from Valvoline, the Rich Vogler Memorial Scholarships has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to deserving students! If you are associated with motor racing in any way, this scholarship is worth checking out.
Who is eligible to apply for the Rich Vogler Memorial Scholarship?
This scholarship is open to:
- High school seniors
- College students
- Students working toward a vocational degree
- Only students directly involved in auto racing in some capacity
Whether you want to pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training, the scholarship just asks students to further their education.
What will the scholarship committee be looking at?
The scholarship application includes several short essays including questions about career goals, extracurricular involvement, and your educational history. Additionally, students must submit transcripts and two letters of recommendations. The essays take time and effort to make your application stand out, so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time. Likewise, the recommendation will take whoever you ask sometime as this is a niche type of essay (auto racing!), so give your recommender plenty of time to write a stellar rec. Also, don’t forget those transcripts!
How much are these scholarships worth?
Multiple scholarships worth $1,000 dollars are awarded every year. The lucky winners find out their status in July!
When is the application deadline for this scholarship?
The application deadline is June 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, so give yourself plenty of time to get that application in!
Interested in taking a peek at previous winners? Check them out here!
Questions about the Rich Volger Memorial Scholarship?
Please reach out to them via this link.
Best of luck to all applicants!