Dale Earnhardt Inc. is Clemson University’s first Motorsports Innovation Partner, providing the company preferred access to faculty, students, facilities and equipment related to motorsports and automotive research. The unique partnership is driven by proprietary motorsports engineering research projects involving Clemson University faculty, researchers and graduate students, along with the funding of student scholarships and internship opportunities. Clemson is recognized as a leader in motorsports and automotive engineering education.
The Dale Earnhardt Foundation funds an annual undergraduate scholarship honoring the memory of Dale Earnhardt Sr. for students interested in motorsports and automotive engineering. William Howard Bostic III of Sissonville, West Virginia, (pictured) was selected by Clemson officials as the first recipient of the Dale Earnhardt Motorsports Scholarship.
The Dale Earnhardt Foundation will provide $13,000 annually for a total minimum pledge of $39,000 to establish a three-year undergraduate scholarship for a student in the College of Engineering and Science. In addition, students selected to receive the scholarship will be eligible for internships with Dale Earnhardt Inc.
The relationship with Clemson is in keeping with the missions of both Dale Earnhardt Inc. and the Dale Earnhardt Foundation to foster education and to assure that the company and the motorsports industry will benefit from highly motivated, technically competent leaders and employees in the future.