MARIAN WOOD BAIRD COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, who had been recognized by the USTA for over 40 years of volunteer service. Honors bestowed on Mrs. Baird included her induction into the Western Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 1994, the 1993 USTA Seniors’ Service Award and the 1979 USTA Service Bowl. The scholarship is generously supported by the Baird Family, and it is their wish that the recipient maintain contact with them.
 
The Marian Wood Baird Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program (such as USTA School Tennis, USTA National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), USTA Team Tennis or USTA High Performance or other such qualified programs as determined by the Scholarship Committee). Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court.
 
A scholarship up to a maximum total of $15,000 will be awarded over a term of four years to a student who is entering a four-year college or university program.

The recipient of the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship is eligible to receive $3,750 per year for a total of up to $15,000 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.

ROSALIND P. WALTER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is named in honor of Rosalind Palmer Walter, who has been an active member of the USTA Foundation Board since its inception and was responsible for funding the first USTA Foundation 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 Foundation. 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 a term of 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.

DWIGHT F. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dwight Filley Davis began playing tennis at the age of 15 in 1894. In 1900, the year he graduated from college, Mr. 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. Mr. Davis became president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1923. This scholarship was created by the late Dwight F. Davis, III, grandson of Dwight Filley Davis, and is now generously supported by the Davis family.  It is their wish that the recipients maintain contact with them.

The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors who have performed with distinction and actively participated in extracurricular activities, community service and an organized tennis program.

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over a term of four years to one male and one female student who are entering a four-year college or university program.

The recipients of the Dwight F. Davis Memorial 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.

DWIGHT MOSLEY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African American elected to the USTA Board of Directors. 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.

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over a term of four years to one male and one female student of diverse ethnic backgrounds who are entering a four-year college or university program.

The recipients of the Dwight Mosley 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.

EVE KRAFT EDUCATION & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is named in memory of Eve Kraft of Princeton, N.J., a tennis pioneer who introduced thousands of young people to the game of tennis, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Ms. 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.

The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship is available to two high school seniors, one male and one female, who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service, played tennis in an organized program and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community.

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student entering a four-year college or university program.

The recipients of the Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship are eligible to receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled.

DONALD LAWSON TISDEL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The USTA Foundation has named its largest college scholarship fund The Donald Lawson Tisdel College Scholarship Fund. These scholarships will be awarded annually to 20-25 high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program such as National Junior Tennis and Learning. A $10,000 scholarship will be provided over four years to students entering a two- or four-year college or university to cover costs of tuition, room and board and educational materials. 

 

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MANAGEMENT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

The USTA Foundation is offers a scholarship targeting those High School seniors who exhibit a passion for tennis and plan on seeking a Professional Tennis Management degree at one of the schools offering this program. 

  • Qualifying students must have a GPA of at least a 3.0, demonstrate financial need and must also participate in a recognized tennis program (such as, but not limited to, National Junior Tennis & Learning chapter or Junior Team Tennis).  Students must also plan on having a career in the Tennis industry.  Students applying for this scholarship will be required to provide a letter of reference verifying 4.0 NTRP rating from a USPTA pro or high school tennis coach of ranking.

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male student enrolled in a four-year program at a Professional Team Management school.

The recipients of the Professional Tennis Management 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.

 

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