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2019 United States Tennis Congress
October 17-21, 2019 | Tucson, Arizona
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Background
The Tennis Congress will award several scholarships to enable nonprofessional adult athletes to participate in the 2019 United States Tennis Congress in Tucson Arizona, October 17-21. Winners will be determined through a competitive application process and notified by July 31st. Finalists may be contacted for a phone interview. In addition to financial need, the following factors will be considered by the selection committee:
  • Passion for tennis, with evidence that tennis plays a meaningful role in the athlete’s life and they seize opportunities to apply lessons from on-court to life
  • On-court work ethic, drive and initiative to improve
  • Potential to improve and benefitfrom participation at The Tennis Congress
  • Commitment to “giving back”and “paying it forward” somehow
Instructions
  1. Before completing the form below, review the questions below and prepare your essay
  2. Ask two references who know you and your tennis background well (a coach, teammate, fellow player, family member, close friend) to complete a recommendation form before July 1. Send your references the following URL to access the online recommendation form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3857MGP
  3. Complete this form before July 1, pasting your essay into question #11
Questions? Please email us at info@tenniscongress.com

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* 1. Your Full Name (first and last)

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 4. Age

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* 5. Where do you live? (City, State/Province, Country)

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED

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* 8. Background:
* The 2019 program fee is $2,595 (includes food), and a discounted hotel room at the venue costs apps $825 for 4 nights (single occupancy), or $412 (double occupancy)- bringing the total cost of attendance to approximately $3,000-$3,400 plus airfare/transportation.

Could you afford to contribute any portion of the total program fee and hotel? If so, what is the maximum you could comfortably afford to pay without negatively affecting your financial situation?

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* 9. Could you cover your own airfare/transportation costs if you receive a scholarship covering your needs for the program fee and hotel?

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* 10. Please elaborate on the nature of your financial need:

PERSONAL ESSAY

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* 11. Please copy and paste an essay up to 500 words into the box below that covers the following questions (and please include any other background you would like us to consider): 
  • Why is tennis a special, meaningful part of your life?  How/when did you get into the sport?
  • What are your long-term goals in tennis?
  • How often do you play and practice?
  • Do you have access to any formal coaching/lessons/clinics?
  • Why is attending the US Tennis Congress important to you?
  • What accomplishments, personal characteristics, or experiences make you especially worthy of scholarship consideration?
  • How do you work in your own life to "pay it forward" or "give back"?
** Please be sure to save your essay before submitting via this form

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* 12. E-Signature
By signing (typing your legal name) in the space below, you are certifying that all information is correct and that you are the person completing this application.

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* 13. Please confirm you understand that for your application to be complete, we must receive (by July 1) two recommendations from individuals who know you and your tennis background well (see instructions at top of this page):

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