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National

Grants and Assistance

Diversity & Inclusion

January 19, 2018
<h2>Grants and Assistance</h2>
<h1>Diversity &amp; Inclusion</h1>
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Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:

  1. Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds.
  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.

To apply, please click on the applicable grant application below and also fill out this W-9 form.


Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training

Provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on participation in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2016. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.

 

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National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. Grant Application Instructions.

 

Competitive Travel Stipends for National Competition 

Provide funding to a select group of competitive juniors from diverse ethnic backgrounds who aspire to improve their USTA national rankings and better position themselves for top tier Division I college scholarships.  Funding will be based on participation in specific 2019 USTA national championship tournaments. Applicants must compete year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.

National Contact: 

Esu Ma'at, Manager, Diversity

To apply for a Competitive Travel Stipend, click here

Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. Click here for the grant application instructions. 

 

Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant

Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, both on and off the court. Rewards players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round, have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American male)


Althea Gibson Leadership Award

Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American Grand Slam champion, who paved the way for millions who followed. Rewards players who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

 

National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American female)


Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant

In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life. We look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

 

National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female)


Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant

In honor of the achievements of Asian-American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

 

National Contacts:

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity 

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female)

 


Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant

In honor of the achievements of Native American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player who works to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

 

National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity 

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

Number of grants available: 1 grant (one male or one female)


Multicultural Excellence Program Grant

USTA Diversity & Inclusion would like to offer support to programs which are helping our best young players reach the highest level of national junior tennis. We will help offset expenses to any full-time program which offers travel to assist a team or two or more players to compete in the main draw of singles at any USTA-sanctioned events. 

 

National Contacts: 

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity

Shelly Licorish, Coordinator, Diversity

 

 

NJTL Outreach Grant

To increase tennis participation within diversed populations by developing and executing sustainable outreach plans.

 

National Contact:

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity 

 

GLTA Sponsorship

The purpose of this grant is to promote tennis in the LGBT community through support of select GLTA tournaments.

Available: February 1st

Deadline March 4th

Application link: Click here

 

National Contact:

Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity 
 

Adaptive Tennis Grant

The purpose of the Adaptive Tennis Grant is to assist in the initiation or implementation of adaptive tennis programs at the community level. 

 

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