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Southeastern Michigan

Grants & Scholarships 

<h1>Grants &amp; Scholarships </h1>
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The Kaspers' Scholarship 

Bert Kaspers impacted many young lives in junior tennis. He taught his own children and other tennis competitors the importance of discipline on the court as well as the importance of striving to obtain a quality education. In 1989, Bert and his wife, June, created a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors for their college tuition and expenses.

 

The Kaspers’ legacy lives through the past, present and future accomplishments of the winners of this scholarship.

 

2020 APPLICATION: CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

 

Click here to view past grant/scholarship recipients.

 

Midwest and National Grants/Scholarships:

 

Click here to view all Midwest grants/scholarships.

 

Click here to view National USTA Grants and Assistance for facility services.

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2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Tia Mukherjee
2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Tia Mukherjee

2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Tia Mukherjee

Tennis has been a big part of life for the Murkherjee family for as long as Tia can remember. Her older brother, Josh, who is currently a member of the Michigan State Men's tennis team, started playing tennis first, and she soon followed in his footsteps. Tia played in her first USTA event when she was just seven years old.

 

Tia is currently a Freshman at Michigan State University. She is also a member of the Michigan State Women’s Tennis team. Tia believes that tennis has changed her life in many ways and shaped her into the person that she is today. Tennis has taught her many important life lessons, such as time management, hard work, prioritization, and most importantly respecting others. These life lessons are some that Tia expects to keep for the rest of her life.

 

While tennis is a huge part of Tia’s life, she still values education just as much or even more. At Michigan State University, Tia expects to major in Supply Chain Management at the Eli Broad School of Business. Tia has been balancing tennis and her education much of her life. Tia, a 2019 graduate of Bloomfield Hills High, had to balance travelling for tennis, while maintaining a high GPA – which is something she is very proud of!

 

Aside from tennis and school, some of Tia’s other passions include listening to music and watching Netflix. Music always helps her relax whenever she is stressed out, whether it be before a big test or before a match. She also loves hanging out with friends as they never fail to make her laugh.

2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Andrew Zhang
2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Andrew Zhang

2019 Kaspers' Scholarship Recipient: Andrew Zhang

Andrew Zhang, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a senior at Bloomfield Hills High School. He is currently ranked No .16 in Tennis Recruiting and No .2 in Midwest B18 singles. He is also a national gold ball and silver ball winner in 2018, Andrew won the Southeastern Michigan Muthig B18 Qualifier and Midwest B18 Closed Championship.

 

Andrew played 4 years of high school tennis and helped lead his team to win 3 D1 state championship titles. He also won the #2 singles title in his sophomore year and the #1 singles title in his senior year. In 2018, Andrew was named Michigan Mr. Tennis.

 

Andrew was honored to represent the Southeastern Michigan District at the Midwest Team Cup and National Team Championship. He has won many sportsmanship awards at National and Midwest level tournaments.

 

Andrew earned a 3 .94 GPA at Bloomfield Hills High School and was active in supporting his community by volunteering at local food banks and other community events. Andrew is a member of the Duke University Varsity Tennis Team.

 

2019 Midwest Scholarhip Winners

Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship: Daniel Scrivano, Shelby Twp, Michigan

This $2,500 scholarship is presented to one or more USTA/ Midwest Section tennis players who need additional training or assistance with travel to participate in Adaptive Tennis, Special Olympics or Wheelchair Tennis programs.

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