August 26th, 2020

USTA Foundation Awards Scholarship to Jacksonville NJTL Student-Athlete

Community Tennis News General News

Mauricia Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., a student-athlete with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, has been awarded a college scholarship by the USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association.

The USTA Foundation announced last week that it had assisted 32 deserving student-athletes in the class of 2020 in their pursuit of higher education, with a total of $310,000 in scholarships. 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.

Brown, a senior at William M. Raines High School, is one of 23 students who will receive the $10,000 Donald Lawson Tisdel Scholarship. The Donald Lawson Tisdel College Scholarship Fund is the USTA Foundation’s largest college scholarship fund, and is annually awarded to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. The scholarship’s namesake, Donald Lawson Tisdel, was a passionate proponent for the sport and a staunch believer in the power of tennis and education to touch and enhance lives.

“During these challenging times, scholarships are more important than ever and the USTA Foundation is committed to supporting the educational journeys of these exceptional students who have proven their academic excellence and community service,” said Dan Faber,  USTA Foundation Executive Director. “We congratulate the 2020 award recipients on their path towards continued education and leadership through tennis.”

For more information on the USTA Foundation’s scholarship awards, visit