2013 Multicultural Grants Now Available
The USTA Multicultural Participation Initiative is made up of a national and sectional volunteer Multicultural Participation Committee and full-time staff members at the national and sectional level. The volunteer committees and the staff work in a coordinated effort to achieve greater multicultural participation all areas of the USTA.
The Multicultural Participation Committee is part of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), a volunteer-based, not-for profit membership organization that works year-round to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The Multicultural Participation Committee (MPC) was formed by the USTA to increase minority participation-particularly in the African-American, Asian, Latino, Hispanic, and Native American communities.
October 1, 2012 – grant application is distributed to the Sections and goes live on USTA.com.
November 9 – grant applications are due back to the Section offices.
December – applications will be reviewed by Diversity & Inclusion / Player Development.
January – applicants will be notified.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Romo-Jackson by email or at (954) 648-2929
Pancho González Scholar Athlete Grant - Click here for application
In honor of Pancho Gonzalez, the Mexican-American icon who won two U.S. Championships men’s singles titles and whose dedication to the sport of tennis brought together fans from all walks of life, we look to reward a player(s) who works to excel in leading others on and off the court. The recipient(s) must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
Multicultural Excellence Program Grant - Click here for application
Provide funding to competitive junior development programs that are training youngsters aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on number of players with sectional and national rankings in a specific program. Must be a year-round program that provides a high level of on-court instruction and off-court training opportunities. Must have a history of developing tournament level players.
Multicultural Individual Player Grant for National Competition & Training - click here for application
Provide funding to competitive junior players aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings. Funding will be based on the success level of the player in the previous year. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Have a history of strong national tournament results.
Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant - Click here for application
Honor the memory, life, and achievements of Okechi Womeodu, who otherwise would have had a very promising future, on and off the court. Reward players who work to excel as much in the classroom as in sports. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round. Have a history of strong national tournaments results and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Althea Gibson Leadership Award - Click here for application
Honor the memory, life, and achievements of Althea Gibson, who paved the way for millions who followed. Reward players who work to excel in leading others on and off the court. Must be training and competing in tournaments year-round.
To learn more about Multicultural programs within USTA Florida please contact Maria Romo-Jackson
For more information on Grants visit USTA.com's Awards & Grants page