July 26th, 2017

Hawthorne, Jacksonville, Orlando Students Receive $10K USTA Foundation College Scholarships

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Three Florida students were recipients this week of $10,000 scholarships when the USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), granted 31 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $300,000.
Each year the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs such as the National Junior Tennis and Learning  (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement, and require financial assistance for college matriculation.

Jacksonville’s Bernard Thomas III received the Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award and a $10,000 scholarship, presented to a senior of ethnically diverse heritage who has excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. The scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African-American elected to the USTA Board of Directors.

Payton Newcomb of Orlando, who will be attending the University of Central Florida, received a Professional Tennis Management Scholarship of $10,000. The Professional Tennis Management Scholarship targets high school seniors who exhibit a passion for tennis and plan on attending one of six colleges currently offering a Professional Tennis Management program.

Kajen Monroe of Hawthorne was the recipient of a USTA Foundation College Education Scholarship of $10,000, awarded to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service, and participated in an organized tennis program.

“The USTA Foundation is committed to supporting the educational endeavors of students, and proud to award these scholarships to deserving individuals who have shown academic excellence and commitment to community service,” said Dan Faber, executive director, USTA Foundation. “We congratulate this year’s winners on taking the next step toward higher education while using tennis as their conduit.”
For more info go to www.usta.com/news, or for information on the USTA Foundation go to www.ustafoundation.com.