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USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Scholarship Program

October 25, 2004 02:39 PM

The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation (USTA T&EF), is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation's youth. The mission of the USTA T&EF states that it encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. The USTA T&EF supports organizations that use tennis as a vehicle to help youngsters finish high school and qualify for college scholarships. The USTA T&EF targets youngsters from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.

Scholarships Offered

Each year, the USTA T&EF awards scholarships to deserving youngsters who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA) and other organized youth tennis programs. The following scholarships are offered:

· The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Education Scholarship
· The MassMutual Scholarship Award
· The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship
· The Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award
· The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship
· The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Textbook Scholarship

General Information

The application and supporting materials must be mailed to your USTA Section office (this information is available at usta.com) and postmarked by February 4, 2005 if a candidate is to be eligible for a 2005 USTA T&EF Scholarship. Please print "USTA Tennis & Education Foundation Scholarship Application" on the outside of the envelope. Read all directions and print clearly or type all forms. Failure to follow these directions may prevent your application from being reviewed by the USTA T&EF Scholarship Committee.

Applicants may apply for all of the indicated scholarships, however, individuals will not be awarded more than one scholarship. Upon completion of the application review process, recipients will be notified of acceptance or rejection by mail and will be required to return an official Acceptance Letter, the form of which will be provided by the USTA T&EF. Subsequent years require that each USTA T&EF scholarship recipient complete a verification form attesting that they are enrolled in good standing, as well as a copy of their college transcript.

Each recipient of a USTA T&EF scholarship is expected to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student as defined by his/her undergraduate institution, no later than the opening fall semester or term after notice of selection for the scholarship. If circumstances arise whereby an award recipient is unable to enroll or is unable to use the award in the opening fall semester or term after notice of his/her selection, the recipient must submit a written request for deferment along with a college transcript confirming that they are in good standing with their college to the USTA T&EF Scholarship Committee. Each request will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis. Failure of a recipient to obtain approval from the USTA T&EF to change or delay the use of the scholarship will lead to forfeiture of his/her right to the scholarship.

Application Process

Applicants will assemble and submit, in one envelope, the application, required supporting documentation, and their photograph. All endorsements and transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the endorser's or guidance counselor's signature over the seal. Applicants should enclose the sealed and signed envelopes with their application in one envelope and mail it to their USTA Section office. All applications and submitted materials become the property of the USTA T&EF and will not be returned. Telephone and/or in-person interviews may be conducted as part of the USTA TE&F's final selection process.

Four forms are required for all of the scholarships:

· A typed or clearly printed application signed by the applicant and the applicant's parent or guardian;
· A typed or clearly printed endorsement from a faculty member from the applicant's high school;
· A typed or clearly printed endorsement from the applicant's tennis coach;
· A typed endorsement from an individual of the applicant's choice.

The following supporting materials must be included with each application:

· An official high school transcript;
· A current photograph of the applicant;
· ACT/SAT examination scores;
· The applicant's typed essay as requested on the application;
· An official financial aid form. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - "FAFSA").
USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Education Scholarship ($6,000)

The USTA T&EF awards college education scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).

Each recipient of a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Education Scholarship is eligible to receive $1,500 each year for no more than four years. The scholarship is renewed annually based on the recipient's enrollment with his/her collegiate institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university at which the applicant is enrolled, with the funds being distributed in equal portions of $1,500 at the beginning of each academic year.

If a recipient of a USTA T&EF scholarship is enrolling in a two-year community college program they will be awarded $3,000 in two payments during the first and second years. Should the recipient transfer to a four-year college/university, they must submit a written request to the USTA T&EF Scholarship Committee, along with a college transcript confirming that they are in good standing with their college. Each request will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis. Failure of a recipient to obtain approval from the USTA T&EF to change or delay the use of the scholarship will lead to forfeiture of his/her right to the scholarship.

The USTA T&EF College Scholarship is partially supported by The Ambrose Monell Foundation.

Qualifications:

1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
4. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
6. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
7. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.

MassMutual Scholarship Awards ($175,000)
(35 awards @ $5,000)

MassMutual Financial Group is a Fortune 100 diversified financial services organization. Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has exhibited corporate social responsibility since its' founding more than 150 years ago. MassMutual believes that by supporting education, the company can have a positive impact on our nation's youth.

Through its Foundation's generous contribution, MassMutual is expanding upon the company's existing $250,000 MassMutual Scholars Program, which provides college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, community service, leadership, and financial need. Beginning in 2005, 35 $5,000 college scholarships (two per USTA Section and one discretionary scholarship) will be awarded annually by MassMutual for three years totaling $525,000 to students who demonstrate academic excellence, participation in tennis programs approved by the USTA T&EF, strong community service, and demonstrate financial need. MassMutual Foundation's partnership with the USTA Tennis and Education Foundation is a natural outgrowth of our more than decade-long affiliation with the US Open as a Corporate Champion sponsor.

MassMutual Scholarship Awards will be paid directly to the college or university at which the applicant is enrolled, with the funds being distributed in equal portions at the beginning of each semester for the first year. However, deferments can be made in writing and must be submitted to the USTA T&EF by July 15 for approval. If a recipient is enrolling in a two-year college program, the recipient must prepare a written request for the scholarship to continue should the student transfer to a four-year college or university.

Qualifications:

1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated academic achievement of maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and financial need for matriculation. Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a two-year or four-year college/university.
4. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
6. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
7. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.
8. Applicants from Hartford County, Connecticut and Hampden County, Massachusetts can apply for both MassMutual Scholars & USTA Tennis & Education Scholarship programs, however, individuals will not be awarded more than one scholarship.


Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship ($10,000)

Dwight Filley Davis began playing tennis at the age of 15 in 1894. He attended Harvard University and helped his team win the intercollegiate title in 1899. In 1900, the year he graduated from college, Davis purchased a 217-troy ounce silver bowl as a prize for an international lawn tennis competition. This was the birth of the Davis Cup. Davis became president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1923. He also served under President Calvin Coolidge as U.S. Secretary of War from 1925-1929 and Governor General of the Philippines.

A one-time $10,000 scholarship named for Mr. Davis will be awarded to a chosen male or female who is entering a four- year college or university program to support the individual pursuit of excellence in academics and tennis. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled. At the donor's discretion, a recipient may reapply in subsequent years. This scholarship is generously supported by Mrs. Dwight F. Davis, III.

Qualifications:

1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, community service, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
4. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
6. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
7. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.


Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award ($10,000)

This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African American appointed to the USTA Board of Directors. This scholarship was created with input from the USTA Multicultural Participation Committee and supports the Level One Priority of Multicultural Participation of the USTA. The Dwight Mosley Scholarship is available to high school seniors of ethnically diverse heritage who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court. The selection process will take place with input from the USTA Multicultural Participation Committee staff. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to one male and one female of diverse ethnic backgrounds who are entering a four-year college/university program. Each recipient of the Dwight Mosley Scholarship is eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room and board and computer equipment for four years. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled and is renewed annually based on the recipient's standing with his/her college.

Qualifications:

1. Applicants must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be actively involved in an organized community tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee) for a minimum of three years.
3. Applicants must have a state and/or USTA Sectional ranking.
4. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
5. Applicants must be of ethnically diverse heritage.
6. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
7. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
8. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
9. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.


Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship ($2,500)

This scholarship is named in memory of Eve Kraft of Princeton, New Jersey, a tennis pioneer who introduced thousands of young people to the game of tennis, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Kraft became the first-ever women's varsity tennis coach at Princeton in 1971 and led the team to an undefeated record during her three-year tenure. She later founded and was director of the USTA Center for Education and Recreational Tennis in Princeton. This $2,500 scholarship offers one year of financial assistance to two high school seniors-one male and one female - who have excelled both academically and in the sport of tennis, who have demonstrated an extraordinary community service commitment, and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled.

Qualifications:

1. Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement and outstanding volunteer service to their community. The applicant's course work, involvement in extracurricular activities, commitment to pursuing a career, leadership potential, and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
4. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
6. Scholarship recipients are required to maintain contact with the USTA T&EF semi-annually by providing official college transcripts and progress reports while in school.
7. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation scholarship.

USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF College Textbook Scholarships ($500)

The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation has established a college textbook scholarship which provides a one-time scholarship of $500 for one year, paid directly to the college or university bookstore in which the student is enrolled at the beginning of the academic year.

1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. Applicants must have exhibited strong involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success are also of importance.
2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in an organized tennis program, such as USA School Tennis, USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USA Team Tennis, or USA Tennis High Performance (or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee).
3. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
4. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.

Click here to download an application.

 

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