USTA Serves is the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA. It is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life among our nation’s youth. USTA Serves mission is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of underserved youth through the integration of tennis and education. A goal 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 youngsters who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA) and/or other organized youth tennis programs. The following scholarships are offered:
- The Marian Wood Baird College Scholarship
- The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship
- The Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award
- The USTA Serves College Education Scholarship
- The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship
- The USTA Serves College Textbook Scholarship
- The USTA Serves Summer of Service
USTA Rhode Island Judy Brucks Memorial Scholarship
Open to ANY Rhode Island High School tennis player. You may be a varsity or junior varsity player to apply. We award 1 boys scholarship each spring and 1 girls scholarship each fall at the respective tennis banquets. If you are a GIRL playing on a BOYS team, you would still apply for the GIRLS scholarship in the fall.
Download (PDF): RIScholarship
Scholarship Donations are both Welcome and Appreciated!
Make Checks Payable to: USTA Rhode Island/Judy Brucks Memorial Scholarship
Mailed to: PO Box 462, Greenville, Rhode Island 02828
Judy Anne (Troll) Brucks: 1957 – 2008
Nurse Practitioner and Competitive Tennis Player
Judy Anne (Troll) Brucks, 51, of Taylor Road, Foxboro, died on Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was the wife of Jonathan L. Brucks, founder and president of New Age Technologies, Inc. in Attleboro, to whom she was married on February 14, 1991.
Born in Warwick, Rhode Island on July 25, 1957, she was the daughter of Joseph and Yolanda “Lonnie” (Ventura) Troll both of Hadley Massachusetts. She resided in Foxboro since 1991, previously resided in the West Roxbury section of Boston and was raised and educated in Hadley where she was a graduate of Hopkins Academy.
Her passions extended well beyond her professional life and most notably encompassed gourmet cooking, quilting, reading, boating and most importantly competitive tennis. She was a phenomenal captain of six competitive tennis teams with two of the teams reaching the sectionals for the North East USTA and earned second place.
Her love of tennis and her devotion to her team is best expressed in a quote by one of her teammates: “Before Judy, it was just tennis. But after she brought us all together and formed a team, it became a truly significant part of our lives.”
She will be remembered as intelligent, caring and generous person, who was dearly loved by her family and friends whom will miss her greatly.
A leader in the community and the nucleus of her loving family, in addition to her husband of 17 years and her parents, she leaves two daughters: Kaitlyn E. Palmer of East Hampton, Massachusetts and Natalee J. Brucks at home in Foxboro; a sister: Diane Snow of The Villages, Florida and several extended family members, numerous friends and cherished colleagues.
|School Year||Boy’s Scholarship||Girl’s Scholarship|
|2006/2007||Jonathan Burke||Elizabeth Harrington|
|South Kingstown HS: $500||Westerly HS: $500|
|2007/2008||Aaron Carey||Missy Ferry|
|South Kingstown HS: $500||Mt St Charles Academy: $500|
|2008/2009||Timothy Ryan||Emily Pietrzak|
|Narragansett HS: $1,000||Narragansett HS: $1,000|
|2009/2010||Andrew Shumate||Taylor McEldowney|
|South Kingstown HS; $1,000||Mt St Charles Academy: $1,000|
|2010/2011||Kyle Abbate||Julia Chretian|
|Cumberland HS: $1,000||Coventry HS: $1,000|
|2011/2012||Tim Puterio||Mary-Catherine Stockman|
|South Kingstown HS: $1,000||Prout HS: $1,000|
|2012/2013||Michael Paiva||Amanda Pitocco|
|Smithfield HS: $1,000||LaSalle HS: $1,000|
|2013/2014||Eugene Fachon||Evelyn Miller|
|East Greenwich HS: $1,000||Smithfield HS: $1,000|
|2014/2015||Nick Lecours||Gabrielle LaFond|
|Chariho HS: $1,000||North Smithfield HS: $1,000|
|2015/2016||Justin Jackson||Alyssa Fletcher|
|Saint Raphael Academy: $1,000||Saint Raphael Academy: $1,000|
|2016/2017||Luke Eller||Sydney Cardoza|
|East Greenwich HS: $1,000||Coventry HS: $1,000|
|2017/2018||Steven Hey||Lauren Fortier|
|Lasalle Academy: $1,000||Smithfield HS: $1,000|
|2018/2019||Jacob Fernandes||Serena Gaskin|
|Coventry: $1,000||Saint Raphael Academy: $1,000|
|2019/2020||Liam Gagnon||Alexis Brenner|
|South Kingstown HS: $1,000||Barrington HS: $1,000|
|2020/2021||Covid – No Winner||Hannah O’Brien|
|LaSalle Academy: $1,000|
|: $1,000||LaSalle Academy: $1,000|