The 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Grant applications are now available. The four individual grants and one program grant are all due to the National Diversity & Inclusion office no later than Jan. 17, 2014. All applications can be accessed here.
The Multicultural Individual Player Grant
is open to diverse tennis athletes who achieve top USTA national ranking and who plan to participate in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2014.
The Pancho Gonzalez Scholar Athlete Essay Grant and Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Essay Grant are open to high-performance tennis athletes who also excel in the classroom. Each grant will award $2,500 each to one female and one male applicant.
The Althea Gibson Leadership Essay Grant is open to high performance tennis athletes who also demonstrate strong leadership skills on and off the court. Two applicants, one female and one male, will each be awarded $2,500.
The Multicultural Excellence Program Grant is open to year-round programs that have competitive junior development programs. The program must provide a high level of on-court instruction and off-court training opportunities.
If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Grants please contact Jean Desdunes, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, at Jdesdunes@usta.com/561-962-6491, or Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion, at Arnold@usta.com/914-697-2381.