Scholarships

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.

Scholarships Offered

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.

Application

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.

Scholarship Winners

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
2021/2022 TBD Lindsey Frisina
: $1,000 LaSalle Academy: $1,000

 

Taylor McEldowney – Mt St. Charles Academy ’09/’10

Elizabeth Harrington – Westerly High School & Jonathan Burke South Kingstown High School ’06/’07

Lauren Fortier – Smithfield High School ’17/’18

Justin Jackson – St. Raphael’s Academy ’15/’16

Luke Eller – East Greenwich High School ’16/’17

Eugene Fachon – East Greenwich High School ’13/’14