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Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Grants and Scholarships

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The USTA/Midwest Section offers individual grants and scholarships each year. Below are a list of current opportunities available to programs and individuals from the USTA/Midwest Section and Midwest Youth Tennis and Education Foundation.

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Adult Grants & Scholarships

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Wheelchair Player Grant

This grant is designed to target "wheelchair programs and or individuals" that are growing wheelchair tennis in their local areas within the USTA/Midwest Section.

 

College Grants & Scholarships

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Tennis on Campus Pilot Program Grant

Awarded for starting up new or innovative collegiate tennis programs.
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Tennis on Campus Start-up Grant

For colleges looking to start a new Tennis Club on campus.
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Club Team Tournament Grant

For club teams looking to offset costs associated with hosting/running a large club tournament with 8+ teams.
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Tennis After Campus Grant

A grant up to $500 for college club teams hosting a Tennis After Campus Event on their campus.

 

Junior Grants & Scholarships

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10 and Under Tennis Line Grants

USTA and USTA/Midwest Section have grant money available to reimburse up to 75% of the cost of adding blended lines, permanent 10 and Under courts, and other unique 10 and Under Tennis courts.
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10 and Under Tennis Provider Incentive

The USTA/Midwest Section has created a Provider Incentive Plan (CTAs, Schools, Park & Recs, Clubs, pros, and individuals) for the development of new Play Days and tournaments aimed at providing 10 and under children with new opportunities to play tennis and to receive a free USTA membership.
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Junior Camp Scholarship Application

The objective of the Camp Scholarship Program is to provide youngsters, entering grades 3-8, an opportunity to attend a summer tennis camp by removing the financial barriers associated with a camp. Approved applicants will be placed in a camp within driving distance of their hometown. 
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Diversity Grant Individual Player Application

Individual Player Grants are available from the USTA/Midwest Section Diversity & Inclusion Committee to assist those within diverse communities in pursuing their tennis-related interests.  This grant program targets young players (8 to 15 years of age) who are just starting to play competitive tennis and show a great deal of commitment and potential to becoming outstanding players.  

 

Organization Grants & Scholarships

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Tennis Diversity Program Grant

Awarded to help organizations initiate/expand USTA programs, recreational programs, or any program utilizing 10 and Under Tennis that will increase participation within diverse communities.
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CTA Program Grant

Available for Community Tennis Associations to start new or expand existing USTA membership based programs.
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Blended Lines Grant

USTA and the USTA/Midwest Section have grant money available to reimburse up to 75% of the cost of adding blended lines, permanent 36’ and 60’ courts, and other unique youth tennis courts.
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Wheelchair Tennis Program Grant

This grant is designed to target "wheelchair programs and or individuals" that are growing wheelchair tennis in their local areas within the USTA/Midwest Section.
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Wheelchair Tennis Equipment Grant

The USTA/Midwest Section Wheelchair Tennis sub-committee will be giving away up to five equipment packages to new start-up Wheelchair Tennis programs that host a kickoff event, followed by a new program. 
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Adaptive Committee Play Day Grant

Available to organizations hosting a 2-3 hour Tennis Play Day experience for persons with intellectual/physical disabilities and that have registered their Play Day with the Midwest Section.
4 Grants will be available to each of the following States: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI. Final Summary report required.
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Adaptive Committee 8-week Adaptive Tennis Session

Available to CTA’s, Parks and Special Needs Agencies to initiate an 8 week tennis session for persons with intellectual/physical disabilities.
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Adaptive Family Grant

The Adaptive Family Grant is available to families with a child with special needs enrolled in a tennis class or camp. Families must submit a paid receipt for reimbursement. This grant is limited to one grant per family per year.

 

Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Grants & Scholarships

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Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Individual Grant

Grants are offered to junior tennis players of all ages and abilities, and all applicants must demonstrate good sportsmanship in order to receive a grant.
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Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Program Grant

All organizations that are a USTA Organization Member can apply for a MYTEF Program grant.
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Dorothy Kohl Future Star Achievement Award

This award will be provided to female players who are competing in Girls' 14, 16 and/or 18 age divisions at the national level, ITF level, and/or professional level.  Funding will be provided to pay for tournament and player development expenses which include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals, and coaching.
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Tim & Tom Gullikson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in January 1998 to recognize Tim and Tom Gullikson and to reward youth players with funding to advance their educational and tennis interests. Each year, a $2,500 scholarship is presented to one female and one male junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section.
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Hooked on Tennis Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2010 to reward youth players with funding to advance their educational and tennis interests. Each year, a $1,000 scholarship is presented to one female and one male junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section.
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Rick Van Horn Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the MYTEF in 2008. Each year, a $500 scholarship will be presented to one junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section. The scholarship is designed to provide assistance to those with a passion to work in the tennis industry, have demonstrated financial need, and have shown ability and aptitude as students and as tennis players

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EntouRaj for Kids High Performance Grant

This award will be provided annually to one junior player who is between 14 and 18 years of age competing at the national level, displaying tennis improvement, and in need of financial assistance.  Funding will be provided to pay for tournament and player development expenses which include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals, and coaching.
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Richard Bradley Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in September 2014 in memory of Richard Bradley. Each year, a $2,500 scholarship will be presented to one African American junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section. The scholarship is designed to provide assistance to those who have demonstrated financial need, and have shown ability and aptitude as students and as tennis players.

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