The Texas Tennis and Education Foundation provides college scholarships for ambitious and worthy students who reside in the Texas section of the USTA, have an interest in tennis, and have a desire to obtain a higher education but are in need of financial aid to do so.
The scholarship breakdown is as follows:
Texas Tennis and Education Foundation (12)
Ben T. Ball Scholarship (1)
Harold Green Memorial Scholarship (1)
Marti Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship (1)
College Scholarship Fund
While the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation has provided college scholarship assistance since the mid 1970s, the fund was created in 2000 using funds donated by the USTA Texas Section. The purpose of the College Scholarship Fund is to assist Texas players who need financial support in order to enter or continue studies at a university or college. Those who receive support are encouraged to reapply annually if needed.
Harold Green Endowment
This Endowment was established in 1981. This endowment funds two $1,000 scholarships annually to the recipient, one for each semester.
Ben Ball Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was set up in 1983 for the purpose of providing some worthy young person or persons scholarship money. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for ambitious and worthy students who are otherwise unable to afford an education. Two Ben Ball Scholarships are given annually to the recipient, one for each semester..
Julius Zinn Senior Spirit Fund
The Julius Zinn family donated funds to the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation to provide for any and all expenses of the Foundation in establishing and maintaining the award. The award was established in 1997.
Marti Rodriguez Scholarship
Established for the Texas Tennis & Education Foundation in 2007 in recognition of long time USTA Texas Section employee, Martha E. Rodriguez. Mrs. Rodriguez passed away on April 17, 2007, after a two-year illness. She worked diligently for junior tennis in Texas for 23 years of her life. She treated all with dignity and patience as she helped hundreds of young players and family find their way through tennis rules, regulations, and opportunities. The respect from all her "kids" is unmatched. Her indelible stamp on junior tennis in Texas is appropriately remembered through this scholarship funded by friends and family throughout Texas.
The Texas Tennis and Education Foundation Scholarships
The Texas Tennis and Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded from general, restricted and unrestricted funds donated to the foundation. Health and Education are at the forefront of supportive tasks of the foundation
The Texas Tennis and Education Foundation scholarships require the following information:
A completed application (closed until 1-1-21)
Parent/Guardian previous two years Federal Income Tax Returns (This would be the same information you send the IRS)
Copy of SAT or ACT test results
Two letters of recommendation
List of extracurricular activities, including tennis activities and community service
Personal statement to also include education expectations and career goals
Picture for publication purposes
The application deadline is May 1, 2020.
Applications should be mailed to:
Texas Tennis Education Foundation
ATTN: Scholarship Awards Committee
8105 Exchange Drive
Austin, TX 78754
For more information about the Texas Tennis and Education Foundation scholarships, please contact us using the form below.