Podium Grants

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Five Up-and-Coming Women Drivers Awarded Project Podium Grants

Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation today announced the five young women drivers who received funding from the Foundation’s new matching grant program, Project Podium. This inaugural funding cycle distributed grants totaling $28,900 to:

Each driver is required to submit an application that includes her driving qualifications, race resume, sponsor information, a written essay on her goals and plans, and what the funding will be used for. Project Podium is a matching funds program focused on young women drivers who have demonstrated talent, hard work and perseverance, and who have generated sponsorship dollars to be matched by Project Podium.

“Project Podium is designed to help young talent achieve racing and business success,” said Lyn St. James, founder and director of the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation. “The 17 young ladies who submitted applications for our first round of funding exemplified the future of women in motorsports. They represented many different race Series and all are dedicated to being successful on the track and in the motorsports business world.”

In addition to St. James, the grant review committee consisted of: Vicki O’Connor, managing director of the Atlantic Championship; Linda Conti, financial advisor at David A. Noyes & Co.; Amy Rosewater, sports writer; and Erin Crocker, NASCAR driver & Women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Academy graduate.

Current Project Podium partners are: Newman’s Own, Grand-Am, NASCAR Foundation, NHRA, Indy Racing League/Firestone Indy Lights, Atlantic Championship, Mazda USA, Toyota, VW, Rolex, and Mike Helton.
Source: Jan Fambro, 310-308-6770 or E-Mail.

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