As the momentum builds for October and the start of our biggest course ever, I’m pleased to announce the details of an exciting scholarship for the LGBTQ+ community. We are teaming up with Racing Pride to offer a fully-funded scholarship place on the Sponsorship Success Academy.

Designed to help drivers take their careers to the next level, the Sponsorship Success Academy is a cohort learning programme that will teach drivers the skills and mindset needed to gain sponsorship and grow a brand that will attract fans and sponsors. It’ll run over three months to give students the time to learn, build, and implement.

From our initial planning sessions in early spring, my team and I knew we wanted to include a scholarship element that would help develop and support inclusivity within motorsport. We knew straight away we wanted to partner with our friends at Racing Pride. We believe in the great work they are doing to support the LGBTQ+ community within motorsport. 

Racing is for everyone and partnering with Racing Pride on this scholarship allows us to offer opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to them. Entry is via nomination and we encourage you to nominate yourself, a friend, or anyone else you think deserves a fully-funded place on the course.

Racing Pride Co-Founder Richard Morris has worked closely with us to deliver the scholarship. He says: “Racing Mentor is now well established as the leading provider of training and resources for drivers seeking to build their brand within motorsport. As such, we are delighted to have teamed up with Racing Mentor to offer this scholarship place for a talented driver from the LGBTQ+ community who might not otherwise be able to access such opportunities, as well as a discount code for all of Racing Pride’s supporters.

“We believe that this collaboration with Racing Mentor is an exciting and proactive way to further our work of supporting the LGBTQ+ community in our sport.”

This scholarship offer is a worldwide opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community. Further details about what’s included in the Racing Pride scholarship can be found here: Racing Pride

How to nominate

Email with details of the person you’re nominating (it can be you!) and why they should be considered for this scholarship place on the Plus course.

Racing Pride Scholarship applications close on September 24th, with the successful driver announced by September 30th. Judging will be shared by the Racing Pride and Racing Mentor leadership teams. Any winner who may have already purchased a place will be refunded their cost/cost difference.

If you’d like to know more about the Sponsorship Success Academy, including dates and times, costs, and payment plans, those details can be found here.