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Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

First established by Billie Jean King in 1998 and associated with the USTA Foundation for the first time in 2021, the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship is named after two collegiate tennis champions, Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby, sisters who have lived with diabetes since childhood. Stone, an All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Northwestern University, partnered former USTA president Katrina Adams to win the 1987 national title, and Maltby was an All-Big Ten honoree at the University of Iowa.

Scholarship Details

  • The scholarship is dedicated to students affected by diabetes.
  • Top award of $10,000
  • Funds can be used for educational purposes, including tuition, materials, and other related expenses at the college or university of the student's choice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to students who have been impacted by diabetes.
  • Student who has excelled in academics and tennis
  • Display leadership and community involvement

Application Process

  1. Complete the scholarship application, which may include providing information about how diabetes has affected your life.
  2. Submit the application by the specified deadline.
  3. Reviewers will evaluate applications and select scholarship recipients based on their eligibility and need.

The USTA Foundation will award up to $75,000 in scholarship funds to Two (2) National Winners in the amount of $10,000 each; Ten (10) Regional Winners in the amount of $5,000 each; and, Two (2) NJTL program grants in the amount of $2,500 each.

These scholarships will be awarded to students affected by diabetes who are entering a four-year college or university program, intended to support the student’s cost of tuition, educational materials, and other related expenses at the college or university the student selects. These scholarships will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled. Scholarship Search