USTA SERVES AWARDS OVER $400,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Zachary McMahon of Redding, Samantha Schauer of San Anselmo and Hien Michelle Truong of W. Sacramento to Each Receive $6,000 Scholarships
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that three high school students from USTA Northern California were awarded a $6,000 College Educational Scholarship. The Foundation has granted 78 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling over $400,000.
The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, their local community and their participation in tennis. An objective of USTA Serves is to encourage America’s youth to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.
USTA Serves awards College Educational Scholarships annually to high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service and participated in an organized tennis program. The $6,000 scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two or four-year college or university. The following students are among the 55 scholarship winners from across the nation:
- Zachary McMahon – Enterprise High School. Zachary is in the top 5 percent of his class and is part of the Student Council. He plays in USTA tournaments and volunteers for USTA clinics and events. He will major in Economics.
- Samantha Schauer – Sir Francis Drake High School. Samantha is an active hospital volunteer and is part of the Marin General Hospital SMILE volunteer program. She plays in USTA tournaments and received the Tennis MVP Award 2010. She will major in Human Physiology.
- Hien Michelle Truong – River City High School. Hien Michelle is the Student Body President and she was the Student Class President for each year throughout high school. She is captain on her high school tennis team. She will attend the University of California, Los Angeles where she will major in Neuroscience.
"USTA Serves is proud to have contributed over $3 million in scholarships since 2001, including over $400,000 in 2011 to help these deserving students across the country begin their college careers," said Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. "Each year we are inspired by the students’ ability to balance outstanding academic achievements with community service and an involvement in tennis. It is our hope and firm belief that these young men and women will continue to positively impact the sport of tennis and the world at large throughout their lives."
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.