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USTA Serves Scholarships Awarded to Midwest Students

June 24, 2012 11:54 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 more than $395,000.  Congratulations to the USTA/Midwest Section high school seniors who received scholarships.

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/Midwest Section high school seniors:
Marian Wood Baird Scholarship Award (Student receives $15,000 award)
Awarded to one high school senior who has excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership, and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program, the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship was created by the Baird family and named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, who had been recognized by the USTA for over 40 years of volunteer service. The 2013 recipient is Beech Grover High School senior Haley Bougher of Indianapolis, Ind.
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 recipients from the USTA/Midwest Section include:

Bishop Fenwick senior Tara Erhart of Middletown, Ohio

Urbana High School senior Jason Holmes of Urbana, Ohio

Brookfield Central High School senior Molly Protz of Brookfield, Wis.

Greenway High School senior Austin Stefanich of Grand Rapids, Mich.

North Central High School senior Andrew Stutz of Indianapolis, Ind.

USTA Serves College Textbook Scholarship (Students each receive $1,000)
USTA Serves has established a college textbook scholarship which provides a one-time award to assist students in purchasing textbooks or supplies. This year’s recipient from the USTA/Midwest Section is Warsaw Community High School Senior Connor Singrey of Warsaw, Ind.
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, provides financial support for disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character, teach life skills and motivate students to strive for academic excellence. For more information on USTA Serves, visit www.usta.com/foundation.