USTA Foundation Scholarships
USTA Northern | July 29, 2017
Kevin Tran of St. Paul, Minn., Joshua Carlberg of Aitkin, Minn., and Michael Heile of Prior Lake, Minn., were three of 31 students to receive college scholarships from the USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
Tran received the Rosalind Walter Scholarship Award, presented to high school seniors who are academically achieving students of good character and who share Walter’s belief in always putting forth one’s best effort and in giving back to one’s community to make it a better place. The scholarship is named in honor of Walter, an active member of the USTA Foundation Board since its inception. Walter was responsible for funding the first USTA Foundation scholarship in 1994. Tran, who was the valedictorian at St. Paul Harding High School this year and the tennis team captain, received $10,000.
He is a part of the St. Paul Urban Tennis program and will attend Stanford in the fall as he is the first member of his family to attend college.
Carlberg and Heile earned the USTA Foundation College Education Scholarship given to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. Both will receive $10,000.
Each year, the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs such as the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement, and require financial assistance for college matriculation. This year, the USTA Foundation awarded over $300,000 in scholarships.
“The USTA Foundation is committed to supporting the educational endeavors of students, and proud to award these scholarships to deserving individuals who have shown academic excellence and commitment to community service,” said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. “We congratulate this year’s winners on taking the next step toward higher education while using tennis as their conduit.”