Diversity & Inclusion Grants

2016 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION GRANTS

https://www.usta.com/About-USTA/USTA-Awards/grants/

Diversity & Inclusion grants offer financial support to:

  1. Athletes of ethnic or diverse backgrounds.
  2. 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.

Available Grants
Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training
Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant
Althea Gibson Leadership Award
Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant
Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant
Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant
Multicultural Excellence Program Grant

To apply, please click on the applicable grant application below and also fill out this W-9 form.

Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training

Provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on participation in specific USTA sanctioned tournaments in 2016. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round and have a history of strong national tournament results.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant

Honoring the memory, life and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, both on and off the court. Rewards players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round, have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American male)

Althea Gibson Leadership Award

Honoring  the memory, life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American Grand Slam champion, who paved the way for millions who followed. Rewards players who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 1 grant (African-American female)

Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant

In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life. We look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Asian-American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant 

In honor of the achievements of Asian-American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Native American Scholar Athlete Leadership Grant

In honor of the achievements of Native American tennis pioneers who paved the way for millions who followed, we look to reward a player(s) who work to excel in leading others both on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.

National Contact:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com
Number of grants available: 2 grants (one male and one female)

Multicultural Excellence Program Grant

Provide funding to competitive junior development programs that are training youngsters aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on number of players with sectional and national rankings in a specific program. Must be a year-round program that provides a high level of on-court instruction and off-court training opportunities and must have a history of developing tournament level players.

National Contacts:
Yasmine Osborn, Manager, Diversity (914) 572-2547 Yasmine.osborn@usta.com or
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Coordinator, Diversity (914) 697-2381 Arnold@usta.com

For USTA Southern California section support with the grant process, please email
Bruce Hunt at Bhunt@scta.usta.com or call (310) 208-3838.

For a full list of USTA grants visit,
https://www.usta.com/About-USTA/USTA-Awards/grants/

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