The USTA Serves foundation has several scholarships available to high school students who have played organized tennis. Be sure to visit their Scholarships & Grants Overview page for more information.
$10,000 for college, anyone?
Rosalind P. Walter Tennis Scholarship
http://www.ustaserves.com/grants_scholarships/rosalind_p_walter_college_scholarship/ or http://www.ustaserves.com/ (“Grants & Scholarships” tab, “Scholarship Overview” from drop-down menu, “College Scholarships” link in the sidebar)
Contact Info: USTA Serves, 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604; phone: 914.696.7223; email: [email protected]
Deadline: February 21
Award Amount: $2,500 (1 awarded to a male and 1 awarded to a female; renewable up to 4 years)
Eligibility: Female High School Senior who has demonstrated community service, participates in extracurricular activities or clubs, and played tennis in an organized program. Minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, SAT/ACT Scores, Essay, Tax Return or FAFSA SAR Report, Authorization Form, 3 Letters of Recommendation
Application Link: http://www.ustaserves.com/grants_scholarships/college_scholarship_application_process/
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm?utm_content=bufferf9d85&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer or http://www.vrg.org/ (“Teens” link, “Internships & Scholarships” link, “Read” link, scroll to bottom of page to find the “VRG’s $5,000 College Scholarship” link)
Contact Info: The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; phone: 410.366.8343; email: [email protected]
Deadline: February 20
Award Amount: $5,000
Eligibility: Graduating High School students who have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.
Requirements: Online Application (or a “neatly typed document containing the information”); Essay; Transcript for last 2 years; 3 or more Letters of Recommendation; and documentation related to your promotion of vegetarianism in high school and/or community, including photographs, newspaper stories, etc.
Application Link: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholarship_form.pdf
Rise Foundation Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities
http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/rise-award/frequently-asked-questions/ or http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Tab and “FAQs” from the drop-down menu)
Award Amount: $2,500
Contact Info: Rise Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Attention: Awards Selection Committee, P.O. Box 422417, Atlanta, GA 30342; email: [email protected]
Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Must be a current college-bound High School Senior, US citizen, minimum 2.5 GPA, and have a documented learning disability (be sure to read the specific details on their website).
Requirements: Signed Application; High School Transcript; Documentation of a Learning Disability (may include an IEP and/or 504 plans, a letter from a psychologist who performed the educational testing or a school counselor which details the diagnosis); Letter of Recommendation using the form provided in their Application; Proof of Registration or Letter of Acceptance from the college you will be attending; Short Essay or piece of Art such as a poem or drawing; and a Photograph of you with your full name written on the back.
Application Link: http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/2013/07/rise-scholarship-foundation-inc-application-2013-2014/
Note: If you’re a student with a documented learning disability, you’re eligible to become a TRIO student! TRIO provides support services (including tutoring), resources, special programs, and opportunities for students who have physical or learning disabilities or who are a first-generation student (one or both of your parents does not have a college degree). You can even get help while you’re still in high school. So, be sure to visit the US Department of Education’s TRIO page at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/index.html and ask your school’s Guidance Counselor about the TRIO program.
I was a TRIO student in college and so was my son. Through the TRIO program, he became a McNair Scholar and went on to complete his Masters Degree in Foreign Relations & Public Policy. #ProudMom
Queer Foundation Pink Ink Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
http://queerfoundation.org/html/scholarship_application.html or http://queerfoundation.org (“Scholarships” Link in left sidebar, “Scholarship Application” Link)
Contact Info: 3213 West Wheeler Street, #145, Seattle, WA 98199; phone: 206.999.8740; email: Joseph Dial, Executive Director at [email protected]
Deadline: February 14
Award Amount: $1,000 (3 Awarded)
Eligibility: High school seniors who will be attending a U.S. college or university to study queer theory or related fields. Examples of related fields are queer medical, legal, or social issues.
Requirements: Online Application, Essay, Application Cover Page.
Application Link: http://queerfoundation.org/html/scholarship_application.html
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Contact Info: [email protected]
Deadline: February 28
Award Amount: $10,000 (Renewable; Multiple Awards)
Eligibility: Female student entering her Senior year of Undergraduate study or be enrolled in a Graduate program in the US; majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student; keep up a 3.5 GPA.
Requirements: Online Application, Resume, Essay responses, Transcripts, References, and Contact Information. Application Link: https://google.eresources.com/applications/login.asp