The 2019 USTA Foundation Scholarship application is
now closed. 
The application opened on December 17, 2018 and closed at 11:59 pm Eastern on March 4, 2019.

The USTA Foundation focuses on serving under-resourced youth. The USTA Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)

  • Perform community/volunteer service

  • Participate in organized youth tennis program such as National Junior Tennis and Learning

  • Demonstrate significant financial need (verified during second stage of screening by the FAFSA Student Aid Report)

Click here for the list of 2018 Scholarship winners.  

College scholarships offered include (click on each for full description):




  • Top candidates will be selected by mid-April 2019 and notified via email to provide the following additional information; which is to be uploaded directly to student's application (by logging onto their USTA Foundation Funding & Program Portal account):

    • Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA

    • Recent photo (.jpg format, no larger than 2 MB)

    • Two letters of recommendation which must include both the USTA Foundation Scholarship Recommendation Form (downloaded through the USTA Foundation Funding & Program Portal) and a letter of recommendation that notes the student's strengths and weaknesses and any other additional comments.

      • One from a teacher/guidance counselor

      • One from a tennis coach/mentor

  • All scholarship awards are disbursed directly to the college or university.

  • Applicants may apply for all of the indicated scholarships which they are eligible for; 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 via email and will be required to return an official acceptance form, which will be provided by the USTA Foundation.  

  • Each recipient of a USTA Foundation 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 solely by the USTA Foundation on a case-by-case basis.  Failure of a recipient to obtain written approval of deferment from the USTA Foundation 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, along with a current transcript confirming that they are in good standing. Each request will be reviewed and determined solely by the USTA Foundation on a case-by-case basis.