NXG Youth Motorsports Expands Support Of STEM Education
Photo courtesy of NXG Youth Motorsports
NXG Youth Motorsports Academy has announced a partnership with the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to provide opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM.
The School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI will offer scholarships—contingent upon acceptance and enrollment into any academic program offered by the school—to participants of NXG Youth Motorsports Academy. The motorsports engineering program at IUPUI offers students an engineering degree in the heart of the racing capital of the world with a blend of engineering curriculum plus vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, data acquisition, and other motorsports-specific courses.
The NXG Youth scholarships at IUPUI include:
- NXG-Youth Program Scholarship: a $2,000 freshman scholarship to former participants who have completed three NXG Youth Motorsports Academy classes.
- NXG-Grand Prix Scholarship: a $2,000 freshman scholarship to NXG Youth Motorsports Academy participants who have completed at least one full season of the NXG Grand Prix Championship Series.
- NXG-Youth Program Transfer Scholarship: a $2,000 transfer scholarship to participants who have completed at least three classes within the NXG Youth Motorsports Academy and/or the NXG Grand Prix Championship Series.
NXG Youth Motorsports Inc., a 501C(3) organization, has a mission to inspire, motivate, and prepare underrepresented students with opportunities in motorsports and foundational life skills. The organization targets 11- to 15-year-old African Americans and other minority youth.
“By focusing on our mission to provide a STEM-aligned classroom curriculum with on-track performance and fun, NXG has been able to reach more than 1,200 Indianapolis girls and boys during our 15-year history,” NXG Youth Motorsports President and Co-Founder Rod Reid said. “This new partnership... will further enrich our participants’ understanding of the opportunities in motorsports engineering and represents tangible opportunities for their educational growth.”