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The Dunlop Scholarship, established in 1992, is sponsored jointly by Dunlop Slazenger Corporation and the Wachovia Palmetto Championships.  The Palmetto Championships was founded in Belton, SC in 1957 and has been played in that town each year since.  The tournament, held in June, is for junior girls and boys in South Carolina and serves as the state's national qualifying tournament.  Dunlop Slazenger has worked with the Palmetto Championships since the early 1980's in an effort to improve the tournament and junior tennis in the state.  This scholarship is a further effort by Dunlop Slazenger to provide more opportunities to our junior players.

The scholarship recognizes an incoming college female or male who has participated in junior tennis in South Carolina.  Selection of the winner is based upon (In order of importance):

  • Scholarship
  • Activities, leadership and honors
  • Sportsmanship and character
  • Tennis accomplishments
  • Essay

The amount of the scholarship is $1500 and is for the freshman year only.  Payment will be made directly to the college or university in the name of the winner.  Applications must be received by May 30 each year.  The winner will be announced at the 18's Party held during the Palmetto Championships.  Click here for the form.