KEVIN HARVICK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and 2010 Chase contender, Kevin Harvick, recently announced the newly formed Kevin Harvick Foundation which will fund a full academic scholarship to one California State University, Bakersfield student-athlete per year for the next 12 years. Harvick made the $151,200 award presentation at a press conference at Auto Club Speedway in advance of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
The scholarship was established as a way for Harvick to give back to his hometown community and Kern County and support higher education; both of which are very important to him. "By providing this scholarship fund, DeLana and I will enable students to follow their dreams to get an undergraduate degree and participate in athletics at the collegiate level," says Harvick.
The inaugural recipient of the scholarship is CSUB sophomore and volleyball player, Lauren Holderman, who was at the track to accept the award. "I'm so grateful for this scholarship," says Holderman. "About five years ago, my mother became an unemployed parent trying to raise three teenagers. I worried my whole high school career about getting scholarships so my parents would never have to worry about having enough money to get me though school. I hope that one day I will be able to give back to all the people that helped me succeed through school, volleyball, and my career after college."
For more information about the Kevin Harvick Foundation, please visit kevinharvickfoundation.org.