WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced that three Texas high school students were awarded either an $8,000 College Educational Scholarship or a $1,000 College Textbook Scholarship. The Foundation has granted 59 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling more than $410,000.
The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, to their local community and to their participation in tennis.
An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage America’s youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.
USTA Serves awards College Educational Scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two- or four-year college or university. The following students are among the scholarship winners from across the nation:
- Lacy Blake, Argyle, Texas – Argyle High School
- Samantha Martinez, Houston, Texas – Michael E. DeBakey High School
USTA Serves established a College Textbook Scholarship which provides a one-time award of $1,000 to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. Andres Tajonar of Mission, Texas, attends Sharyland High School and is among the scholarship winners selected from across the nation.
“USTA Serves is proud to support these deserving high school seniors,” said Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “They inspire us with their ability to balance excellence in education, community service and an involvement in tennis. It is our hope and belief that they will continue to pursue their goals and act as stewards of their communities as they move on to higher education and throughout their lives.”
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, provides financial support for disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character, teach life skills and motivate students to strive for academic excellence. For more information on USTA Serves, visit www.usta.com/foundation