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Grants & Scholarships

Southern California Tennis Foundation Grants

at-blackboard-webThe Southern California Tennis Foundation awards program grants twice a year to programs that support at-risk youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence.

To date, the Southern California Tennis Foundation has granted more than $12 million to fund 247 programs in 184 cities, including more than $900,000 to adaptive tennis and wounded warrior programs for people with disabilities.

The Kramer Grant

  • The Kramer Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who show significant promise, aspire to collegiate or professional tennis and demonstrate financial need, to compete in national or sectional tournaments, with the typical grants ranging between $800 and $1200.
  • How to apply, key dates, and application

The Talbert Grant

  • The Talbert Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8-16 who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to improving their tennis, but whose families lack the resources to cover the cost of summer tennis camp tuition and fees. Preference is given to those juniors currently enrolled in NJTL programs, after school or Junior Team Tennis programs during the academic year who wish to continue playing during the summer. The typical grant ranges between $500 and $800.
  • How to apply, key dates, and application

Victor Stern Scholarship Grant

  • The Victor Stern Grant is designed to support juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 who demonstrate academic and athletic promise, aspire to play competitive tennis at the collegiate or professional level, or to compete in national or sectional tournaments. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, a passion for the sport of tennis and the recognition that tennis can be a lifelong pursuit. The typical grant ranges from $750 to $1500.
  • Lifelong Southern California resident Victor Stern had a passion for tennis and for over 75 years played the game of tennis at a high level on the courts of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. His concern that his beloved sport continues to attract young people from all walks of life led his family to create the Victor Stern Scholarship Fund, under the umbrella of the SCTAF. Read more.
  • How to apply:
    Beginning in 2019, one grant per year will be awarded. Applications will begin to be accepted on April 30 and awarded by September 1. Application pending.
  • Donate to the Victor Stern Scholarship today

Read more about past tennis grant award, news, and announcements.

For more information, please contact Melanie Bischoff, Community Tennis Director, bischoff@scta.usta.com or 310-208-3838