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College Scholarship Program




2004 USTA Tennis & Education Foundation
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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Background

The USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF (herein called the USTA T&EF), is a not-for-profit entity 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 USTA and other organized youth tennis programs. The following scholarships are offered:

  • The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Educational Scholarship,
  • The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship,
  • The Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award,
  • The Eve Kraft Education and College Scholarship
  • The USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF College Textbook Scholarship  

General Information

The application, and supporting documents, must be mailed to your USTA Sectional office (see attached list and map) and postmarked by February 13, 2004 if a candidate is to be eligible for a 2004 USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF Scholarship. Please print "USTA Tennis & Education Foundation Scholarship Application" on the outside of the envelope. Please read all directions and print clearly or type all forms. Failure to follow these directions may prevent your application from being reviewed by the selection 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 will require a verification form attesting to enrollment status, as well as a copy of the college transcript.

The 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 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 and required supporting documentation. . As a result, applicants have more responsibility for and greater control over the application process. 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 Sectional office. All applications and submitted materials become property of the USTA T&EF and will not be returned.

These 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

These supporting documents must be included with each application:

  • An official high school transcript
  • 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 Educational Scholarships ($6,000)

The USTA T&EF awards college educational scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically and participated extensively in USA Tennis programs. Each recipient of a USTA Tennis & Education Foundation College Educational 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 college educational scholarship is enrolling in a two-year community 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. Otherwise, the scholarship will be pro-rated, awarding $3,000 in two payments during the first and second years, and no additional payments will be made.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. The applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success will be considered.
  2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in one of the following USA Tennis programs: 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 USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF Scholarships. 

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 will be awarded to a chosen male or female who is entering a four- year college or university program This is a one-time scholarship for $10,000 for a chosen male or female candidate 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, recipient may reapply in subsequent years. This scholarship is generously supported by Mr. & Mrs. Dwight F. Davis, III.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. The applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success will be considered.
  2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in one of the following USA Tennis programs: USA School Tennis, USA Tennis 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 USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF Scholarships.

The following four forms shall be required:

  1. a typed and signed application signed fromby the candidate and candidate’s parent
  2. a typed endorsement from a faculty member from the applicant’s high school
  3. a typed endorsement from the applicant’s tennis coach
  4. a typed endorsement from an individual of the applicant’s choice 

The following must be included with each submitted application:

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. ACT/SAT examination score
  3. The applicant’s typed personal statement as requested on the application
  4. Official Financial Aid Form

Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award ($10,000)

This scholarship was named for Dwight A. Mosley, the first African American appointed to the USTA Board of Directors. Mosley also served as USTA NJTL vice chairman of the Education and Research Committee and CEO of the Washington Tennis USTA T&EF. This scholarship was created with input from the 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 who have excelled academically and participated extensively in the areas indicated below. each year Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court. The selection process will take place in conjunction with the Multicultural Participation Committee staff with input from USA Tennis High Performance Coaching Staff. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to a chosen male and female of diverse ethnic backgrounds who are entering a four-year college/university program each year. 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 collegiate institution.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Applicants must be actively involved in an organized community program for a minimum of three years.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need for college matriculation.
  4. Applicants must have a state and/or USTA Sectional USTA ranking.
  5. Applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate work as a full-time student into a community college or four-year college/university.
  6. The recipient must be a full-time student at all times while receiving the scholarship.
  7. 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.
  8. Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF Scholarships.

This is a one-time scholarship. USTA staff and USTA volunteer family members are not eligible for this scholarship. 

Eve Kraft Education and College Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

This scholarship is named after 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, and who reside in an inner cityan economically disadvantaged community.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement. The applicant’s course work, involvement in extracurricular activities, commitment to pursuing a career, leadership potential, and promise of academic success will also be determining factors.
  2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in one of the following USA Tennis programs: USA School Tennis, USA Tennis 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 USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF Scholarships. 
  8. a typed and signed application signed from by the candidate and candidate’s parent
  9. a typed endorsement from a faculty member from the applicant’s high school
  10. a typed endorsement from the applicant’s tennis coach
  11. a typed endorsement from an individual of the applicant’s choice

The following must be included with each submitted application:

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. ACT/SAT examination score
  3. The applicant’s typed personal statement as requested on the application
  4. Official Financial Aid Form

 

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

The USTA USTA Tennis & Education USTA T&EF has established a college textbook scholarship which provides a total a one-time scholarship of $500 for one year, paid directly to the college or university bookstore in which the student is enrolled, and the funds then shall be distributed at the beginning of the academic year.

  1. Applicants must have performed with distinction as student-body members at their high schools. The applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career and promise of academic success will be considered.
  2. Applicants must be or have been a participant in one of the following USA Tennis programs: USA School Tennis, USA Tennis 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.
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