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Jonathan G. Epstein Spirit of Tennis Scholarship

Offered by USTA Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 12, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

May 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior who has participated in an NJTL (National Junior Tennis & Learning) Program & will be enrolling in a four-year college or university? If so, consider applying for the Jonathan G. Epstein Spirit of Tennis Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $3,750 to one applicant who demonstrates good character, community leadership and sportsmanship, and has participated in an NJTL program. It may be received for up to four years for a total of $15,000 over the course of a four-year undergraduate program. The award money will support the recipient’s educational endeavors by covering tuition, room and board, as well as essential educational materials.

This scholarship was established in honor of Jonathan G. Epstein, “former President of FILA North America and industry leader whose passion for tennis left an indelible mark on the sport and the brand.” If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, and you share Jonathan’s passion for tennis, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About USTA Foundation

The USTA Foundation is a 501 c(3) charitable organization incorporated in 1994 as the philanthropic entity of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). USTA Foundation uses the sport of tennis as a vehicle to help under-resourced youth become more engaged in school and learning with the goal of succeeding in tennis and in life.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income, Athletic


Applicants must (1) have participated in an NJTL (National Junior Tennis & Learning) program and (2) be entering a four-year college or university program.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

~2,000-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Jonathan G. Epstein Spirit of Tennis Scholarship winner will be announced: July 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact USTA Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Jonathan G. Epstein Spirit of Tennis Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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