USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association, has awarded the Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award to Half Hollow Hills High School senior Christopher Hunter of Melville, N.Y. The $10,000 Dwight Mosley Scholarship is presented to two USTA-ranked high school seniors of ethnically-diverse heritages who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African-American elected to the USTA Board of Directors. It was created with input from the USTA Multicultural Participation Committee and supports the Level One Priority of Diversity within the USTA.
One objective of USTA Serves is to encourage children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. Each year, USTA Serves awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs, have demonstrated high academic achievement, and require financial assistance for college matriculation.
“USTA Serves is proud to help deserving students across the country begin their college careers,” said Mary Carillo, president of USTA Serves. “Each year, we are inspired by the students’ ability to balance outstanding academic achievements with community service and an involvement in tennis. It is our hope and firm belief that these young men and women will continue to positively impact the sport of tennis and the world at large throughout their lives.”