This scholarship is named in memory of Eve Kraft of Princeton, N.J., a tennis pioneer who introduced thousands of young people to the game of tennis, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Ms. Kraft became the first-ever women’s varsity tennis coach at Princeton in 1971 and led the team to an undefeated record during her three-year tenure. She later founded and was director of the USTA Center for Education and Recreational Tennis in Princeton.
The Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship is available to two high school seniors, one male and one female, who have excelled academically, demonstrated community service, played tennis in an organized program and who reside in an economically disadvantaged community.
A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student entering a four-year college or university program.
The recipients of the Eve Kraft Education & College Scholarship are eligible to receive a one-time $2,500 award. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student is enrolled.