BullDog 100 Mini NASCAR® Race
Texarkana, Texas, USA
The BullDog 100 Mini NASCAR Race benefits Texarkana College's Rising Star Scholarship Program.
Established in 2003, the Rising Star Scholarship was developed to help catch those students who "fall through the cracks" in the current systems of financial aid-students whose income levels are too high to qualify for traditional financial aid, yet lack the funds to enroll in college.
Since its inception, The Rising Star Scholarship has opened the doors of higher education to over 1000 deserving young men and women - many of them first generation college students!
What makes this scholarship particularly exciting and unique?
* It Pays FULL Tuition & Fees for TWO Years!
* It's open to ANY qualified High School Graduate, from ANYWHERE in the WORLD!
The Rising Star Scholarship is a full tuition and fee scholarship for academic or vocational classes for the freshman and sophomore years. Recipients are also eligible to participate in a book loan program, whereby they can rent textbooks while enrolled at Texarkana College. Applicants must be current high school graduates, apply and be ineligible for a full PELL Grant, and have a family taxable gross income of $75,000 or less. Application deadline is August 1st following high school graduation. First year recipients must maintain full-time status and a minimum GPA of 2.0. Rising Star students who complete their freshman year with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and full-time status are eligible for sophomore year funding.
The BullDog 100 Mini NASCAR Race was established in 2005 as the annual fundraiser for the Rising Star program. Two years in the making, our first two years have been huge successes, with an amazing 64 race teams, over 500 participants, close to 6000 spectators, and more than $80,000 raised for scholarships!
The BullDog 100 brings together teams from local, area and regional businesses, industries, community leaders and various civic groups to race miniature NASCAR-style cars through a twisting, turning 1/2 mile course, running through the heart of the Texarkana College campus. Funds raised from this event will go 100% to the College's Rising Star Scholarship Fund. The event offers live music, scrumptious festival-type foods, a huge "Kids' Pit" with games, contests, and inflatable playgrounds, and of course, plenty of mini NASCAR racing action!
The 2008 BullDog 100 will be even bigger, better and more exciting than ever with returning champions, new vendors, and a weekend of fun activities for the whole family. But we know why you're really coming-to see who wins the coveted Checkered Flag!Performers
I-30 to Texarkana, TX. Take the Richmond Road Exit and follow the signs to Texarkana College.Admission & Parking
Patrons are asked to make a contribution to the College's Rising Star Scholarship Fund Websitehttp://www.bulldog100.orgInfophone