Making Tennis Make A Difference
The USTA offers a variety of grants to help grow the game of tennis in many ways. Below is a list of several areas with grants and scholarships that assist organizations and individuals. Feel free to contact Madeleine Dreith for further information and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Award
Muriel Osborne was first ranked #1 in Hawaii in the girls 18 and under division in 1941. She dominated the rankings for the next 40 years in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. When her children were grown she traveled to the mainland to play in the senior divisions. She won 2 silver balls and earned national rankings with partners Doris Hakman and Lethia Hall. In her memory, the Muriel Osborne Hawaii Women’s Tennis Fund was created to honor past, present and future women tennis players in Hawaii.
(Photo: Muriel Osborne being congratulated by all-time tennis great Jack Kramer on being named Hawaii's Woman Athlete of the Year for 1970.)
Check back for 2017 application.
Nike Tennis Camp Junior Scholarships
The pupose of these scholarships are to provide THREE (3) Hawaii junior players, ages 13-18, with day scholarship packages to the Nike Tennis Camps hosted by the University of Hawaii this summer.
Nike Tennis Camp Website
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Junior Tennis Champions Center Camp Scholarships
The purpose of these Summer Camp Scholarships are to provide THREE (3) of Hawaii’s high performance junior players a training opportunity with world-class coaching staff and national- level tournament players from around the country at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland. www.jtcc.org
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Hattie Somerville Scholarship
In memory of Hawaii tennis legend, Harriet "Hattie" Somerville, a scholarship program has been erected in her name. Hattie's love for children inspired these youth scholarships. Her activism in the sport throughout her life grew tennis in Hawaii tremendously.
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Kahiau Youth Tennis Scholarship
These scholarships are to provide financial assistance to enable participation in youth tennis programs and events both locally and nationally. Registration and Developmental Scholarships are available.
Deadlines: April 3, 2017
Youth Development Scholarship
Youth Play Scholarship
Junior Competition District Scholarships
These scholarships offer support to qualified junior competitors who incure travel expenses for junior competition i.e. national competitive play.
Each district has a unique application process. Please see the link for the district that applies to you.
MAUI: Please check back later for form.
KAUAI: Please check back later for form.
Diversity / Multicultural Scholarships
Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:
Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds.
High performance tennis programs that serve to develop players of ethnic or racially diverse backgrounds OR that serve low-income junior tennis players and enable them to use their tennis ability to secure a college education.