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Grant, Scholarship Opportunities Available For Talented Student-Athletes

April 14, 2014 03:45 PM
Numerous grant and scholarship opportunities are available for tennis players at both the sectional and national level.

Tennis could be your ticket to a college education.

As part of the ongoing commitment to developing the next generation of leaders, the USTA offers numerous grant and scholarship opportunities for student-athletes across the country. Whether you have aspirations to play college tennis or boost your junior ranking to attract schools in the future, significant financial resources are available for players to use tennis as a platform for maximizing potential both on and off the court.

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For high school tennis players seeking college scholarships, USTA Serves offers several opportunities to help student-athletes go to college and compete for their campus. The full application process can be found here, but the specific requirements for each individual scholarship can be found below.

Please note that the next application process for USTA Serves scholarships begin in October. Any questions related to these scholarships throughout the year may be directed to Jackie Materasso, Foundation Coordinator, USTA Serves, (914) 696-7175, materasso@usta.com.

The Marian Wood Bard College Scholarship: A scholarship up to $15,000 will be awarded over four years to one male and one female student who is entering a four-year college or university program.

The Rosalind P. Walter College Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to one male and one female student who are entering a four-year college or university program.

The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship: A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to one male and one female student who are entering a four-year college or university program.

The Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award: A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to one male and one female student who are entering a four-year college or university program.

The USTA Serves College Education Scholarship: An $8,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a four-year college or university. For those entering a two-year community college program, they will be awarded $4,000 in two payments during the first and second years.

The Eve Kraft Education and & College Scholarship: A one-time, $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student entering a four-year college or university program.

USTA Serves College Textbook Scholarship: A one-time, $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students entering a two or four-year college or university program.

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For players a few years away from entering college, there are also many opportunities available for talented junior players to continue their training while pursuing their studies. Applications and descriptions for each of these grant opportunities can be found below.

Please note that the next application process begins in October. Any questions related to these scholarships throughout the year may be directed to Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity, 914-697-2381, Arnold@usta.com.

USTA Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition and Training: A one-year grant, ranging between $1,500 and $15,000, for competitive junior players who are training and competing in tournaments year-round and currently have a Top 100 national ranking. Deadline is mid-January.

Althea Gibson Leadership Grant: A one-year grant of $2,500 is given to two junior recipients nationwide who are training and competing in tournaments year-round and currently have a Top 100 national ranking. Deadline is mid-January.

Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant: A one-year grant of $5,000 is given to two junior recipients nationwide who compete in tournaments year-round, produce strong national tournament results and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline is mid-January.

Pancho Gonzalez Scholar-Athlete Grant: Must be of Latino or Hispanic heritage and a U.S. Citizen. Grants of varying amounts are distributed to junior players who have strong rankings and national tournament results, while also possessing team spirit and leadership qualities. Deadline is mid-January.

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Your specific USTA section also regularly offers grant and scholarship opportunities at the state and regional level. Click on your specific district to find out about the resources available in your area.

 

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