The USTA Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who:
- Demonstrate academic achievement
- Perform community/volunteer service
- Participate in organized youth tennis program
- Demonstrate financial need
College scholarships offered include:
- Applications must be submitted via the USTA Foundation, Inc. online application link, and all applicants must authorize their application with a signature. (PDF)
- Applicants may apply for all of the indicated scholarships; however, individuals will not be awarded more than one scholarship.
- All applications and submitted materials become the property of the USTA Foundation and will not be returned.
- Recipients will be notified of acceptance in writing and will be required to return an official acceptance form, which will be provided by the USTA Foundation. Additionally, a list of winning recipients will be posted on the USTA Foundation website no later than June 21, 2014.
- Applicants awarded a scholarship will be required to submit a photograph of self; which the USTA Foundation will use for various publication announcements and/or annual report.
- Each recipient of a USTA Fundation 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.
- Applicants receiving full grant and aid scholarships in the sport of tennis from their respective schools are not eligible for a USTA Foundation 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. Each request will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis. Failure of a recipient to obtain approval from the USTA Foundation to change or delay the use of the scholarship will lead to forfeiture of his/her right to the scholarship.
Scholarships that are payable over four years require the completion of a verification form, which will be provided by the USTA Foundation, attesting that they are enrolled in good standing. A copy of their college transcript must also be provided.
Should a scholarship recipient wish to transfer to another college or university, a written request must be submitted to the USTA Foundation Scholarship Committee, along with a current transcript confirming that they are in good standing. Each request will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis.