Scholarships

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2021 Scholarship recipients: Carmen Bond, OKTF Executive Director; Cayden Cheek, Owasso; Emma Grace Moore, Duncan; Lincoln Smith, Putnam City; Ray Smith, Putnam City; TJ Shanahan, Christ the King; Campbell Christensen, Edmond Memorial; Parker Dillon, Crossings; Carolyn Richmond, OKTF Scholarship Chair.

The Oklahoma Tennis Foundation awards 5 different scholarships. 3 college scholarships: the Curtis Richmond Scholarship, the Wayne Hirst Scholarship, and the Janet Thomas Griffith Scholarship. 2 scholarships are for juniors: the Francis and Jean Baxter Scholarship and the Oklahoma Tennis Foundation Scholarship.

You will find application opening dates and deadlines underneath the description and criteria for each scholarship.

Curtis Richmond Scholarship

The Oklahoma Tennis Foundation awards a $2,500 college scholarship to a high school senior who will be entering college and participated in high school varsity tennis during the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition and is need-based.
Learn More & Apply Online.

Applications will open September 15, 2022, and the deadline is November 1, 2022.

Curtis Richmond
Curtis Richmond
Wayne Hirst
Wayne Hirst

Wayne Hirst Scholarship

The Oklahoma Tennis Foundation awards a $2,500 college scholarship to a high school senior who will be entering college and who has participated in high school varsity tennis during the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition and is need-based.
Learn More & Apply Online.

Applications will open September 15, 2022, and the deadline is November 1, 2022.

"It has been an honor to present scholarships to deserving high school scholar athletes for the past five years. The love of tennis has brought us all together, and the Oklahoma Tennis Foundation is thrilled to play a part in helping these young adults begin their college experience. They lead by example, demonstrating dedication on the court and in the classroom as well."

— Carolyn Richmond, OKTF Scholarship Chair

Francis & Jean Baxter Scholarship

The Francis & Jean Baxter High-Performance Scholarships are designed to provide need-based player scholarships that will benefit junior players who are beginning to play competitive tennis, exhibit potential, dedication, and outstanding sportsmanship.  This will include tournament/travel expenses. Applicants must be residents of the State of Oklahoma.
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Applications will open April 1, 2022, and the deadline is May 31, 2022.

Francis Baxter

Lifelong friend and colleague of the Baxters, Bill Rompf, initiated and seeded the construction of a bronze statue of Coach Francis Baxter as well as this scholarship describing Baxter as “the person who has done more for Oklahoma tennis for the last 50 years than any other individual. Francis and Jean Baxter are Oklahoma tennis legends and heroes.”

The statue of Baxter will be dedicated on May 1, 2021 and permanently placed at the new Edmond Center Court.

The Janet Thomas Griffith Scholarship

The Oklahoma Tennis Foundation awards a $2,500.00 scholarship to a female Oklahoma resident tennis player who is committed to playing collegiate tennis.  The recipient will receive a one-time $2,500.00 scholarship to be paid to the Bursar’s Office once the recipient is enrolled,  and the collegiate tennis coach confirms the OKTF recipient will be an active part of the tennis team.

Applicants must be Oklahoma high school seniors or Oklahoma residents who are currently playing collegiate tennis. Recipients may play collegiate tennis out of state.  The scholarship is not need-based.
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Applications will open April 15, 2022, and the deadline is June 1, 2022.

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OKTF Scholarship

The OKTF Scholarship is awarded to an Oklahoma boy or girl who has proven themselves in the USTA and Missouri Valley section and has the potential to achieve success on a national level.

This scholarship is need-based and will provide funding for tournament travel/expenses for a junior player who lacks financial means to reach their potential on a national level. Funding will be based on aspiration, character, citizenship, academic achievement, sportsmanship, dedication, and desire.
Learn More & Apply Online.

Applications will open April 1, 2022, and the deadline is May 31, 2022.

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My Ngoc Ha Vu, Harding Charter Prep

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Braeden Lewis, Edmond North High School
Braeden Lewis, Edmond North High School
Mikaela McSpadden, Oologah High School
Mikaela McSpadden, Oologah High School
Sloan French, Union High School
Sloan French, Union High School

2020 Scholarship Recipients

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019-winners

2018 Scholarship Recipients

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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Mackenzie Rains; Duncan High School

2016 Scholarship Recipient

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2015 Scholarship Recipient