2019 Katherine Willette Leadership Scholarship Guidelines - WTT Community

World TeamTennis Junior Nationals

  1. Opportunity: The 2019 Leadership Scholarship is an opportunity for junior players who participated in the 2019 World TeamTennis Junior Nationals in San Diego, California, July 21- July 24. Each of the winning applicants, one boy and one girl, will receive a $500 scholarship. Two (2) scholarships will be awardedOnly those players who were selected by their sectional representative or community tennis organizational representative to play on a team of 3 boys and 3 girls, representing their section or community tennis organization, are eligible to apply for the 2019 Leadership Scholarship. The Leadership Scholarship is NOT related in any way to “on-court performance.”
  2. Originality: The essay is to be written by the participant in the event.
    OR a video can be created and produced by the participant in the event.
  3. Content: The value of the content is 75% of the evaluation process. The essay/video should be a personal reflection of your WTT Junior Nationals experience pertaining to at least three of the four following prompts:

    • Lessons learned
    • Friendships made
    • Impact of the coed/team format on the individual player and his/her team
    • Expressions of a “life changing” experience through participation in the event
  4. Length of Video/Essay: The essay must NOT exceed more that 500 words.
    OR the video must NOT exceed more than three minutes.
  5. Composition and Punctuation: The value of skills in composition and punctuation will be 25% of the evaluation process. The value of skills in creativity, content and delivering a personal verbal reflection of your WTT Junior Nationals experience will be 25% of the evaluation process.
  6. Font: The essay should be typed in 12 point Times Roman font.
    The video should be able to be viewed on a computer.(YouTube Video)
  7. Spacing: Use 2x spacing when typing your essay.
  8. Format: Word Document

Additional Information in order to submit your essay:

  1. Complete the “Application Section”
  2. Have your parent or guardian sign where indicated to indicate approval of your submission of the essay to World TeamTennis.
  3. The due date for the video or essay to be received is October 31, 2019.
  4. Email the Application Page and your essay/video to Kathy Willette ([email protected]).

Reminder:

  • The video or essay is due on October 31, 2019 to Kathy Willette
  • Did you attach both your application and essay/video to your email to Kathy?
  • Have your parents signed the application section where indicated?

The WTT Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to one boy and to one girl.

The winning boy will receive a scholarship of $500 from: The Women’s Sports Foundation.

The winning girl will receive a scholarship of $500 from: The Women’s Sports Foundation.

Enjoy the opportunity and experience and as Billie Jean King would say, “Go For It!