The Richard Bradley Memorial USTA/Midwest Section Scholarship was established by the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation in partnership with former tennis professional Katrina Adams in 2014. Each year, a $2,500 Richard Bradley Memorial USTA/Midwest Section Scholarship will be presented to one junior tennis player from the USTA/Midwest Section.
Richard was a tennis supporter whose volunteer service began at the grassroots level in his community, and extended through different levels at the USTA with an emphasis on promoting and growing junior tennis. Bradley’s work in Chicago played a pivotal role as a volunteer with the Chicago Prairie Tennis Club (oldest African American organization in the country). In addition to his passion for tennis, education was very important to Richard as he was a school administrator with the Chicago Public Schools system.
Requirements - Each applicant must: ***Be a resident of the USTA/Midwest Section; ***Be a current USTA member; ***Be an African American high school senior; ***Be an A or B academic student; ***Plan to attend an accredited college or university; ***Play tennis at one of the following levels (USTA, Midwest, District or locally on high school team) and/or participate in program such as JTT or NJTL; ***Volunteer for tennis in the local community; ***Submit a completed application packet.
Please click here to access the scholarship application. The deadline to apply for this year's scholarship is April 26, and the application along with supporting documentation (essay, transcript, three recommendations, and tax return) must be postmarked by this date.