Funding Opportunities from Southwest Tennis Foundation
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Southwest Tennis Foundation attempts to assist our deserving young players with opportunities to earn money that will go towards college expenses. These awards are given out to high school seniors who will be attending college the following year.
These scholarships are need-based, require high academic achievement, and, course, participation in USTA and other organized tennis programs.
Apply for a USTA Southwest Tennis Foundation Scholarship
Three (3) letters of recommendation must also be sent to Committee.
(Please note address to send those letters inside the online application)
Deadline to apply is March 31 of each calendar year.
USTA Southwest College Scholarship Criteria
JUNIOR ACTIVITY GRANT
Additionally, funds are available to talented juniors for things such as travel expenses to tournaments, coaching assistance and other expenses related to junior development.
Juniors can apply to the Foundation for help via the JUNIOR ACTIVITY GRANT REQUEST FORM. These forms are processed quarterly, so please note the deadlines of February 1, May 1, September 1 and December 1 to send them in.
Please note: For every $50 of assistance received, winning applicants MUST give 2 hours of volunteer service to their local USTA District.
SAM FIELDS JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP
One of our annual scholarships is named after legendary USTA Southwest official SAM FIELDS, who passed away in 2010. 2011 will mark the first year these awards will be given out. Fields was a man of integrity, fair play, and he had a soft spot for our USTA Southwest junior players.
Applications for the 2011 Sam Fields Junior Scholarship can be found below.
The Sam Fields Junior Scholarship will be given to competitive juniors participating in USTA sanctioned tennis tournaments who want to join a tennis academy or high performance training program of their choice to improve their tennis skills.
Sam Fields junior scholarship Deadlines: May 1 and Dec. 1.
Two awards for the 2011 calendar year will be given out. Award winners will be notified after their selection.
Sam Fields Junior Scholarship APPLICATION
Sam Fields Junior Scholarship Criteria
Foundation Success Stories
In 2010, USTA Southwest gave away college scholarships for the first time to deserving young tennis players with excellent scholastic achievements and community service (not to mention they're pretty decent tennis players!).
Read about our first ever class of Southwest Foundation College Scholarship Award winners!
Please send your tax-deductible donation to the Southwest Tennis Foundation below, along with the GIFT CONTRIBUTION FORM to:
Southwest Tennis Foundation
7010 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 201
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254
SWTF-HELPING KIDS PLAY
The Southwest Tennis Foundation has partnered up with Helping Kids Play, a local organization in Arizona, to help team up for tennis!
A percentage of proceeds from sales of Helping Kids Play's video and tennis library and equipment catalog will go to help out the Southwest Tennis Foundation's efforts to promote tennis in our communities, things like college scholarships for high school seniors, travel and training grants for young players, and to assist with programs like Special Olympics and wheelchair tennis.
Follow this LINK and watch the special message contained inside. Afterward, you will be presented with a FREE trick shot video lesson from none other than former French Open champion, Michael Chang!
You can also donate directly to the Southwest Tennis Foundation through our secure PayPal donation site HERE.