Hemric Establishes Scholarship At Rowan-Cabarrus
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR driver and Cabarrus County native Daniel Hemric has established the Daniel Hemric Be the Change Scholarship with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation.
Starting this fall, the endowed scholarship is available annually to one student from Cabarrus or Rowan County that qualifies for financial aid and has chosen a field of study in motorsports, welding, or mechanical engineering.
“All my life, people have helped me with my career,” said Hemric, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “Kenzie (wife) and I discussed what we can do to pay that generosity forward, and this was something we both felt strongly about. I grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina and there’s a good chance, had my racing career not continued, that I would have gone to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and pursued certification in some sort of trade profession. That’s what these students are doing, so hopefully this scholarship will help them along the way, much like others have helped me…..