Grants & Scholarships
Giving Back to the Game
August 30, 2017
The USTA Hawaii Pacific is proud to offer a variety of grants & scholarships to help grow the game of tennis.
Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Award
Muriel Osborne was first ranked #1 in Hawaii in the girls 18 and under division in 1941. She dominated the rankings for the next 40 years in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. When her children were grown she traveled to the mainland to play in the senior divisions. She won 2 silver balls and earned national rankings with partners Doris Hakman and Lethia Hall. In her memory, the Muriel Osborne Hawaii Women’s Tennis Fund was created to honor past, present and future women tennis players in Hawaii.
Nike Tennis Camp Junior Scholarships
These scholarships provide three (3) Hawaii junior players, ages 13-18, with day scholarship packages to the Nike Tennis Camps hosted by the University of Hawaii every summer. For more information, please visit the Nike Tennis Camp website.
Junior Tennis Champions Center Camp Scholarships
These Summer Camp Scholarships provide free (3) of Hawaii’s high-0performance junior players a training opportunity with world-class coaching staff and national-level tournament players from around the country at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland. For more information, please visit the JTCC website.
Hattie Somerville Scholarship
In memory of Hawaii tennis legend Harriet "Hattie" Somerville, a scholarship program has been erected in her name. Hattie's love for children inspired these youth scholarships. Her activism in the sport throughout her life grew tennis in Hawaii tremendously.
Kahiau Youth Tennis Scholarships
These scholarships provide financial assistance to enable participation in youth tennis programs and events both locally and nationally. Two scholarships are available:
Youth Development Scholarship
Youth Play Scholarship
Junior Competition District Scholarships
These scholarships offer support to qualified junior competitors who incur travel expenses for junior competition i.e. national competitive play. Each district has a unique application process. Please reach out to each district for more information.
Diversity / Multicultural Scholarships
These scholarships are offered to 1) Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds, and 2) High-performance tennis programs that serve to develop players of ethnic or racially diverse backgrounds OR that serve low-income junior tennis players and enable them to use their tennis ability to secure a college education.
Please contact Mimi Kennell, Director of Junior Tennis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808.585.9533.