We believe that tennis should be a right, not a privilege. That's why we do our best to offer financial assistance to youth who might not otherwise be able to participate in our programs.
Our scholarships come from a variety of sources, like fundraisers, individual donations and grants. They even come from a percentage of our tennis program revenue, which is why we like to say that playing is giving here at The Fort.
We also list appropriate partner scholarships for college-bound students that are tennis-based. To see the latest scholarships available from USTA Foundation, click the link here. Currently available:
For High School Seniors: multiple college scholarship opportunities (up to $15,000) are available through the USTA Foundation. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2017. Click here for more.
For High School Juniors: The Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor College Scholarship is now online. ($1,000) – Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017. Click here for more.
To apply for The Fort's junior program scholarships, please review the requirements below and fill out the scholarship application.
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Families must demonstrate financial need. We use the federal free and reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines as one of our indicators of need.
Players must complete and submit the scholarship application. Note: Scholarships are only good for the year of application.
All scholarship recipients must be paid members of Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center. (You can find patron membership information here.)
Parents, guardians and/or junior players on scholarship must be willing to volunteer at FWTEC. Our volunteer coordinator will regularly provide updates about volunteer opportunities.
Contact Esther Tsai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.252.8367.
1. Download the scholarship application.
2. Submit completed application to Interim Executive Director, Esther Tsai, by dropping it off at The Fort, emailing it to email@example.com, or mailing it in:
Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center
ATTN: Esther Tsai
100 Federal Drive S, St. Paul, MN. 55111.
NOTE: You must submit application by deadline.
You will be notified as to the status of your award no later than one week after the deadline.
Recipients and their respective awards will be selected by our scholarship committee. All scholarship applications are held in the strictest confidence. No one outside of the scholarship committee is privy to a family's scholarship application, including coaches. Scholarship award letters will be sent out no later than one week after the scholarship deadline. FWTEC does not discriminate based on age, race, color, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
Unfortunately, we have a limited amount of scholarship funds that we can award every year. Often we receive more requests for funding than we have available to award. We reserve the right to change the scholarship amount each year based on the amount of applicants, prices of classes, and any changes in a family's income or circumstances.