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South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation

Scholarship Information

The South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation established two $2,000 scholarships in 1993. These scholarships were recently named in honor of Lucy Garvin and Jim Russell. A third scholarship, The Randall G. Heffron, D.M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award, was established in 2005. The Heffron Scholarship uses the same criteria as the Patrons Foundation Scholarships and is selected by the SCTPF Scholarship Committee. The Heffron scholarship is funded through contributions made to the Coastal Community Foundation. A fourth scholarship, the Foster Family Scholarship, was added in 2016. It also follows the same general criteria except it is awarded only to applicants who have played at least two years of high school tennis including their senior year. The Foster Family Scholarship is funded by Amy Foster Martin in memory of her parents, Sonny and Jerry Foster, and her brother Larry Foster.
The criteria for selection of all four scholarships in the order of significance include:

•    Academic achievement
•    Character and sportsmanship
•    Extracurricular activities and community service
•    Notable tennis achievements
•    Applicant Essay, "The Impact of Tennis on My Life"

These $2,000 scholarships are for the freshman year only. Payment will be made directly to the college or university in the name of the recipient. Scholarship funds may only be used to defer costs of tuition, books, campus housing and/or campus food service programs.

Students that have received a full scholarship, a full scholarship equivalent (combined scholarships) or an appointment to one of the military service academies are not eligible for the SCTPF Scholarship Program. Additionally, students who receive the Dunlop Scholarship are not eligible for a SCTPF scholarship.

Click here to review the full SCTPF Scholarship Policy.

Applications must be received by June 30th. Recipients will be selected by the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation Scholarship Committee. Click here for the scholarship application.