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 programs such as National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL)

  • Demonstrate significant financial need (verified during two stage process; utilizing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information)

  • Top candidates will be selected by mid-April 2021 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.