TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) that champions students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians. TechForce proudly boasts over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.
The scholarship in Lyn’s name – the Lyn St. James – Women in Automotive Fund – was graciously started by Steve DeMarzio, to honor her legendary accomplishments and provides tuition scholarships to women attending UTI programs in the fields of automotive, restoration, or motorsports.
The scholarship is described as follows from the TechForce website:
Lyn’s story is not just about being a successful race car driver. It’s a story about goal setting, determination, passion and fully utilizing all her defeats and successes to break into a world no one could have imagined possible.
Named one of the “Top 100 Female Athletes of the Century” by Sports Illustrated, Lyn St. James has set 21 national and international speed records and succeeded in the sport of auto racing at levels unparalleled by any other woman. As a competitor in the world’s largest sporting event – the Indianapolis 500 – St. James masterfully drove her way to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 1992. Over the course of her impressive career, St. James has set the bar for women in the sport of auto racing.
As a speaker and a philanthropist, Lyn’s efforts provide training and advanced opportunities for all.