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Scholarship Information

The NJTL of Trenton’s education scholarships are available for participants who have been active in the program for a minimum of two (2) years. Scholarships are offered through the USTA Foundation and the NJTL of Trenton.  Annually, the NJTL of Trenton offers a total of more than $20,000 in scholarship stipends to participants.


These scholarships are funded by:

• Charles Evans Scholarship Endowment
• Geisel Family Foundation

Applications are due to the NJTLT office by July 1 of each calendar year, and recipients will be notified early August to help prepare for the fall semester of school. If you have further questions, please contact:

Chris Liverman  /  Director of Programs & Communications  /

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• To provide financial assistance for preparatory high school, trade school or college education to youth who have participated in the NJTL of Trenton program or who have been employed as program staff.
• To promote the importance of education in life goals and the linkage of education with sports.

Eligibility and Criteria

(In order to be eligible for a scholarship, ASHE students must fulfill the following requirements)


  1. Be an active ASHE or Minecraft Education Participant/Student for a minimum of two (2) years:

    • Attend Ashe Practices Regularly

    • Attend Enrichment Programs

    • Complete a minimum of 16 volunteer hours

  2. Fill out and return scholarship application form

  3. Write a short essay on what NJTL-T has meant to you and how you would like to give back to NJTL-T and/or the Trenton Community. (*minimum 250 - 500 words 1-2 pages double spaced)

  4. Scholarship checks are sent directly to the school.  Please take a photo with your college banner, hat or t-shirt in August prior to leaving for school and email it to us so we may feature your achievement with your fellow Ashe alumni

Action to be completed while enrolled in college upon receiving scholarship:

  1. Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours during Winter and/or Summer Ashe Program when school is not in session (example: volunteer for one (1) full day of Summer Camp)

  2. Submit Fall Semester transcript to NJTL-T

  3. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or show progress towards reaching that goal

  4. Attend in-person or virtual check-in after Fall semester


Added consideration will be given to:

  • Those active in the program for periods of time longer than the minimum requirement of two (2) years

  • Active participation entails:

    • On the Court: Regular attendance at tennis practices, helping coaches with setup and breakdown of equipment and/or assisting coaches in teaching classes

    • Off the Court: regular involvement in age appropriate enrichment programs, volunteering at NJTL of Trenton special events such as the Annual Gala or Capital Cup

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