USTA Awards: National
February 7, 2018
To recognize high school juniors or seniors, nationally ranked in the Top 100 with an un-weighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, who demonstrate that tennis is the sport of opportunity for "education and advancement and character development." - Jon Vegosen, Letter from the President, 2011 USTA Annual Meeting
Award recipients will each receive a trip to New York City and be recognized at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting and Conference. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 from the Wingfield Society, an organization of USTA volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of tennis and named for Major Walter C. Wingfield, who is recognized as the inventor of the modern game.
Junior or senior in high school
USTA national ranking in Top 100 (Boys’/Girls’ 18) as of Feb. 21, 2018
An un-weighted GPA of 3. ADVERTISEMENT 75 (on a 4.0) scale; honors and/or AP/IB classes will be given additional consideration in the selection process
Leadership on and off the court
Below you will find the link that will begin your application process. In a survey, you will be asked to supply the following information prior to proceeding to the next stage of the application process.
Name & Contact Information
Test results: PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP/IB (as applicable)
To begin the application process click on the following link: National Junior Scholar-Athlete Award
After successfully submitting the above information, you will find a list below of additional materials necessary to complete your application. The Scholar-Athlete Award Application deadline is Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m. ET. Late applications will not be accepted.
Personal Essay: In 500 words or less, respond to one of the three following prompts:
What sets you apart from other scholar-athletes?
If you had the authority to change any aspect of tennis in a positive way, what change would you make and why?
Define two weaknesses you have on the court and/or in the classroom. What is your approach to overcome them?
Copy of official high school transcript with PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP/IB scores (as applicable)
Teacher & Coach Recommendation:
Applicant’s Teacher Recommendation Letter
Applicant’s Coach Recommendation Letter
The essay, transcripts, test scores and recommendation letters should be scanned and emailed here (Subject: Scholar Athlete Award) no later than Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m. ET.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both teacher and coach recommendation form and supporting letter are submitted by the application deadline.
All complete submitted applications and supporting information will be reviewed after the deadline and the selected recipients will be contacted at the end of July.