USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it will grant 59 high school students a variety of college scholarships, totaling more than $410,000.
An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. Each year, USTA Serves awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs, have demonstrated high academic achievement, and require financial assistance for college matriculation.
"It is with great pleasure that USTA Serves is awarding more than $410,000 in scholarships to assist such exemplary students as they prepare to embark on their college journey," said Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. "These young men and women have not only excelled on the tennis court, but have served as role models for others in their schools and communities. It is our hope that as they enter the next chapter of their lives, that they continue to aspire to greatness for themselves and for the betterment of society."
The following scholarships will be granted to high school seniors:
Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award (Students each receive $10,000 award)
The Dwight Mosley Scholarship is presented to two USTA-ranked high school seniors of ethnically-diverse heritages who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African-American elected to the USTA Board of Directors. It was created with input from the USTA Multicultural Participation Committee and supports the Level One Priority of Diversity within the USTA. The 2012 Southern Section recipient is Ballard High School senior Christine Crawford of Louisville, Ky.
USTA Serves College Education Scholarship (Students each receive $8,000 award)
USTA Serves awards college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. This year’s Southern Section recipients include:
- Cassidy White, Leitchfield, Ky. – Grayson County High School
- Michael Edwards, Jonesboro, Ga. – Mundy’s Mill High School
- Tiffany Meyers, Canton, Ga. – Woodstock High School