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USTA Serves to Grant $395,000 In College Scholarships

June 25, 2013 10:13 AM
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that it will grant 58 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $395,000.
An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. Each year, USTA Serves awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation.
"For many years, USTA Serves has proudly awarded students throughout the country for their outstanding achievements on and off the tennis court," said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. "I am excited that we can play a role toward their continuous excellence in academics, as well as their drive to succeed within this great sport. We look to them as the next great leaders, scholars and champions, and for that, USTA Serves congratulates them on their future endeavors."
The following scholarships will be granted to USTA Eastern area high school seniors:
USTA Serves College Education Scholarship (Students each receive $8,000 award)
USTA Serves awards college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. This year’s local recipients include:
  • Jelani Butler (Newark, NJ); Technology High School
  • Sidney Ling (Loudonwood, NY); Shaker High School
  • Brian Murray (Brooklyn, NY); Leon M. Goldstein High School
  • Madison Salmon (Endicott, NY); Union Endicott High School
USTA Serves College Textbook Scholarship (Students each receive $1,000) 
USTA Serves has established a college textbook scholarship that provides a one-time award to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s local recipient includes:
  • Jason Strudwick (Valhalla, NY); Valhalla High School