The Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is accepting applications for the 2005-2006 Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship. Lee College annually awards the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship to an outstanding high school graduate who has an affiliation with NASCAR and who exemplifies the late Alan Kulwicki¿s commitment to education and love of auto racing.

With the financial support of R.J. Reynolds Company, UNC Charlotte established the Kulwicki Scholarship in 1994. The Kulwicki Scholarship is awarded to freshmen entering the motorsports engineering program at UNC Charlotte. It is given in memory of late NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki, who lost his life in a plane crash in 1993.

Kulwicki was an engineer himself, and a strong supporter of engineering and science education. Kulwicki was the first college graduate to win the NASCAR Winston Cup championship, an honor he deeply cherished.

As one of the premier motorsports engineering program in the country, UNC Charlotte attracts top students from throughout the United States. The Lee College of Engineering has strong ties with many of the race teams in the Charlotte area, and UNC Charlotte engineering graduates can be found on numerous NASCAR teams.

UNC Charlotte¿s Kulwicki scholars have established a strong tradition of academic and auto racing excellence. Many of the winners are avid racecar drivers, as well as top engineers. UNC Charlotte motorsports engineering students have also built a reputation for racing success in the Inter-Collegiate Auto Racing Association, winning the collegiate National Championship the past five years

To be considered for the Kulwicki Scholarship, students must: (1) apply and be admissible to UNC Charlotte, (2) show evidence of NASCAR affiliation, and (3) show evidence of academic achievement and financial need. Scholarship application must be submitted to the Lee College of Engineering no later than Feb. 1. For more information and an application see the scholarship link under the prospective students page at

The William States Lee College of Engineering is one of seven colleges of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The College of Engineering offers bachelor¿s, master¿s and Ph.D. programs in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering technology and mechanical engineering.