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Be The Change Scholarship

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Daniel Hemric and his wife, Kenzie, established the Daniel Hemric Be the Change Scholarship with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation in 2019. 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.


Scholarships are provided through the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation and students enrolled at Rowan Cabarrus Community College can discover more information about The Daniel Hemric Be the Change Scholarship online at or by email at

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“All my life, people have helped me with my career. Kenzie 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.”
~ Daniel



Brandon Congdon

2023 winner: welding technology

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Luke Waller

2023 winner: welding technology


Blake Oliphant

2022 winner: welding

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Mira White

2022 winner: welding & mechanical eng.

Mira White

2021 winner: welding & mechanical eng.

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Daniel Hemric has partnered with Kannapolis-based Local Patriot Roasting Company (LPRC) to release a new coffee blend titled Head Down, Fin Up.

Each bag of Head Down, Fin Up coffee sold will direct a portion of proceeds to the Daniel Hemric Be The Change
Scholarship at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) that is awarded to two students

2020 winner: welding

Grace Peters

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