Carroll Shelby Foundation gives $25,000 for NTCC automotive scholarships

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The Carroll Shelby Foundation recently gave $25,000 to support scholarships for students enrolled in the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program at Northeast Texas Community College. Dr. Jonathan McCullough (left), Vice President for Advancement, scholarship recipients Nathan Humphrey and Jorge Ramirez, and Ron Luellen, Director of the Shelby Auto Tech program, are pictured receiving the donation on behalf of NTCC.

Shelby began supporting the NTCC automotive program in 2010. Since his death, the Carroll Shelby Foundation has carried on his legacy through annual contributions. To date, the foundation has provided more than $700,000 in scholarships for NTCC students.  The car, pictured above, is a 1968 Shelby GT350H that Shelby himself purchased for the program not long before he passed away. The college restored the vehicle and students enrolled in the Shelby Auto Tech program work to maintain it.

“We are so grateful for the support of the Shelby Foundation. Not only to do they provide financial support for students, but they also open doors to unique opportunities for our students and faculty,” McCullough said.

To learn more about the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program, visit www.shelbyautotech.com.