This scholarship is named in honor of Rosalind Palmer Walter, who has been an active member of the USTA Serves Board since its inception and was responsible for funding the first USTA Serves scholarship in 1994, well before a comprehensive program was put in place. She has consistently supported the scholarship program ever since.
Mrs. Walter’s commitment to tennis and education doesn’t stop with USTA Serves. She’s on the Board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Long Island University, as well as a Trustee of WNET Channel Thirteen and The Paley Center for Media. During World War II, Mrs. Walter was a riveter, where she worked the night shift on a Corsair, building the F4U marine gull-winged fighter airplane and is the inspiration for the 1942 song "Rosie the Riveter." She took tremendous pride knowing that the hard work, dedication and precision she put into her job helped save lives.
The Rosalind P. Walter Scholarship is available to one male and one female high-academic achieving student of good character who are entering a four-year college or university program and share her belief in always putting forth one’s best effort and giving back to one’s community to make it a better place.
A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to one male and one female student who are entering a four-year college or university program.
The recipients of the Rosalind P. Walter College Scholarship are eligible to receive $2,500 per year for a total of up to $10,000 to cover costs of tuition, room and board and educational materials. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled and is disbursed annually based on the recipient's standing with his/her college.