Scholarships & Grants

Lake Norman Tennis Association

LNTA Serves College Award ($2,500 Scholarship) *Application Deadline is April 15

The Lake Norman Tennis Association is pleased to announce a major change in our annual scholarship. New for 2023, LNTA will award one $2,500 scholarship. All tennis – playing high school seniors in the  Lake Norman area are encouraged to apply. Please note: submissions must include each of the 3 components (application, personal statement, and 2 letters of recommendation) in order to be considered by the Scholarship Committee. Thank you!

  • September 15: Application process opens
  • April 15: Application process closes
  • Beginning of May: winner announced

The senior selected for this award could be playing on a school team, in tournaments, or in USTA Junior Team Tennis. LNTA is not seeking the best tennis players to receive this scholarship, but for students who actively participate in competitive tennis and community activities in the Lake Norman area. A scholarship selection committee is formed each year to review the applications and select the recipient. If you’re interested in volunteering to serve on this committee, please contact Amy Brandon at

LNTA Serves College Award Application (Student)
LNTA Serves College Award Recommendation (Tennis Coach)
LNTA Serves College Award Recommendation (Non-Related Applicant’s Choice)

Please reach out to for questions.


Congratulations to 2023 LNTA SERVES Scholarship winner Sean Huynh!
Sean graduated from Lake Norman Charter High School and will be attending Fordham University.

Previous LNTA Serves College Awards Recipients

2022 – William Cockerham & Andrew Simmel

2021 – Ashley Titus & Sydney Williams

2020 – Cate Richards & Emily Ramanata

2019 – Grace Krohn & James Last

2018 – Aleya Last & Grant Swicegood

2017 – Lauren Gish & Shelby Auvil

2016 – Sean Wydra & Gabby Moore

2015 – Lily Aldrich & Elizabeth Farley

2014 – Ryan Wydra & Elizabeth Chen

2013 – Ashley Kohler & Justin Elliott

2012 –  Morgan Marin & Rigney Marcela

Mark and Isaac Friday Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Lake Norman area high school senior by the Mark and Isaac Friday Memorial Scholarship Foundation. It is the Foundation’s expectation that a recipient’s $1,000 scholarship will be renewed for four years as long as scholarship recipients maintain an acceptable GPA and is making progress toward a degree. *DEADLINE – April 15. Find the Mark and Isaac Friday Memorial Scholarship website and application HERE.


USTA Scholarship Opportunities

USTA Serves awards scholarships annually to deserving youth who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA) and / or other organized youth tennis programs. Click the button above to find out about all the different opportunities and their application processes. View available scholarships and access the USTA Foundation website HERE.

USTA Foundation Scholarships

The USTA Foundation (USTAF) focuses on serving under-resourced youth. It awards scholarships to high school seniors who:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • Perform community/volunteer service
  • Participate in an enrolled NJTL Chapter
  • Demonstrate significant financial need (verified during 2-stage process; utilizing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information.

The USTA Foundation’s strategic goals include providing scholarships to support tennis and youth development, with priority given to students who participated in enrolled National Junior Tennis and Learning organizations (NJTL Chapters).  The application form will be available in the Chapter Portal and HERE.

    • February 5, 2024 – Scholarship Application Opens
    • May 15, 2024 (11:59 ET) – Scholarship Application Deadline
    • June 17, 2024 – Confirmation Form (Second stage of the application)
    • July 1, 2024 – Award Notifications

Reach out with any questions

Southern Tennis Foundation Scholarships

The Southern Tennis Foundation (STF), the charitable arm of USTA Southern, awards 10 scholarships of $1,000 to qualified and selected incoming freshmen. If the recipients continue to qualify, the scholarship continues for 4 years. Visit their website HERE.

NC Tennis Awards

Each year, the NC Tennis Association honors young men & women who have done an outstanding job on and off the court to promote our great sport. Annual awards for high school players include:

  • High School Player of the Year
  • Junior Tennis Sportsmanship Award
  • Junior Tennis Player of the Year Award

The award nomination period opens in May and runs through August 31 of each year. For a complete list of the awards offered, or to nominate a worthy candidate, please visit the NC Tennis site HERE.


North Carolina Tennis Foundation Grants & Scholarships

The North Carolina Tennis Foundation (NCTF) is proud to support high school tennis by offering several grant and scholarship opportunities. Two are highlighted below, but for a complete listing, please visit the NCTF’s Home Page. You’ll find more info, as well as application forms.

  • Emily H. Preyer Family College Scholarship – This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one NC Male High School Senior and one NC Female High School Senior. *DEADLINE – MAY 2
  • High School Team Grant – This grant provides support to high school tennis teams in North Carolina. Funds from this grant can be used for equipment, supplies, facility projects, and more. Please fill out all parts of the application and be as detailed as possible with your proposal. *DEADLINE – AUGUST 1
  • NCTF Junior Development Grant – This need-based grant is for developmental scholarships which provide lower income and middle-class families money to supplement travel, playing expenses, and equipment. Applicants must be 18 years-old or younger, with a ranking outside the Top 100 in the Southern Section. *DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 29



USTA Available Resources for Facilities

In addition to funding, the USTA offers other support to tennis facilities, including business, technical, and advocacy services. There are 3 different categories of funding that may apply to your facility’s improvement project, if requirements are met. Click the button for descriptions. You can also reach out to for more info.

Amy Brandon

Amy Brandon

Executive Director

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at