Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation offers two types of scholarships
each year. The first is our College Scholarship Fund which is
offered to one student per year, and the second is our Tennis
Skills Improvement Scholarship Application which is offered to
multiple students per year. Thus far our Foundation has awarded
$38,800 in scholarships. Please read the details below for more
information about eligibility and requirements for each one of
Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation
College Scholarship Funds
The purpose of the funds is to provide scholarships for ambitious
and worthy students who have an interest in tennis and have a
desire to obtain a higher education. The scholarships are administered
by the James Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation. The primary
goal of the College Scholarship Program is to encourage young
people to pursue their goals and dreams by succeeding in school
and becoming responsible citizens.
Gifts to the scholarship funds should be made directly to the
James Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation directly and earmarked
for college scholarships.
Who Is Eligible?
High school seniors who will be entering college and are U.S.
How Do I Apply For These Scholarships?
To apply for one of these scholarships, an application form must
be completed and submitted, along with additional biographical
and academic information, to the Scholarship Committee of James
Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation at 533 Oxford Circle, Birmingham
AL 35209 no later than April
of each year.
What Do I Need To Include With My
Scholarship recipients must fill out the attached application.
Applications will not be accepted unless completed in full and
submitted by April.
The form must be signed by the applicant and parent/guardian.
The James Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation college scholarship
requires the following information:
1. A completed application
2. Academic Transcript
3. Copy of SAT or ACT test results
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. List of extracurricular activities, including tennis activities
and community service
6. Personal statement to also include education expectations and
7. Picture for publication purposes
How are Recipients Selected?
All scholarship recipients will be chosen from the students who
make application to the Scholarship Committee of the James Lewis
Education and Tennis Foundation before the deadline. Scholarship
recipients will be selected according to merit on a competitive
basis. The Scholarship Committee will select the recipients by
evaluating each eligible student’s academic record throughout
high school, qualities of leadership, and extracurricular accomplishments
including tennis activities, the student’s self-description,
and test scores.
What Is The Amount Of The Scholarship?
The stipend of each scholarship is $1,000.00 per year.
What Are My Obligations and Responsibilities
If I Am Selected?
Scholarship recipients are completely responsible for making
admission arrangements and fulfilling all requirements of the
school selected, which must be a college or university in the
United States, which is fully accredited by its regional accrediting
commission on higher education. The recipient must enter college
as a full-time student in the fall term following selection, and
must pursue a course of study leading to one of the traditional
baccalaureate degrees. The scholarship recipients are expected
to make normal academic progress and must remain in good academic
and disciplinary standing. While honor grades are not required,
scholarship recipients have a responsibility to do quality work
Also, the Awards Committee of the James Lewis Education and Tennis
Foundation requires that scholarship recipients send a brief written
report following the first semester of the scholarship year. This
report should indicate the student’s educational achievements
during the semester, tennis activities, if any, and goals for
the second semester.
Who Handles Scholarship Procedures?
Selection of recipients is handled by a scholarship selection
committee composed of James Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation
or Appointees. Payment of stipends will be handled by the James
Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation.
Who Can Answer Scholarship Questions?
You may contact the Scholarship/Awards Coordinator c/o the James Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation at (205) 527-9240 or send
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis Education and Tennis Foundation
Tennis Skills Improvement Scholarship Application
The Primary goal of the JLETFI Tennis Improvement Scholarship
is to encourage young people to improve their tennis skills and
become responsible citizens. Selection criteria will include,
but not limited to: (1) Demonstrated true sportsmanship by being
fair, generous, a good loser, and a graceful winner, (2) Demonstrated
ethical conduct on and off the tennis court, and (3) Actively
participated in extracurricular activities and community service.
The deadline for submission of this application is May 1 and
December 1 of each calendar year.