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    Martin Mulligan Sr. Spirit of Tennis Scholarship

    Offered by USTA Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 3, 2024
    1 award worth


    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    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 Martin Mulligan Sr. Spirit of Tennis Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $3,750 to one applicant who has participated in an NJTL program and demonstrates good character, community leadership, and sportsmanship. It may be received for up to four years for a total of $15,000 received throughout 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 Martin Mulligan Sr., the current Global Tennis Marketing Executive at FIFA and “a former top 10 professional tennis player and Wimbledon Finalist with 72 career titles, including three Italian Opens.” If this sounds like a good opportunity for you and you share Martin’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) will 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

    Two letters of recommendation


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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Martin Mulligan Sr. 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 Martin Mulligan Sr. 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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