Two Kansas City and Two St. Louis high school seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships for their academic achievements and tennis accomplishments.
McConnell & Associates (MAC) congratulates the four winners of its 2019 Tennis Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipients were selected for the awards based on their achievements in the classroom and accomplishments on the tennis court.
St. Louis awardees:
Mehlville High School graduate coached by Jill Wojewuczki. Alyson will attend Missouri State University in the fall.
Edwardsville High School graduate coached by Dave Lipe. Drake will attend Guilford College in the fall.
Kansas City awardees:
Liberty High School graduate coached by Pamela Koch. Anna will attend the University of Kansas in the fall.
Liberty High School graduate coached by Andy Schneider. Cameron will attend the University of Missouri in the fall.
This is the fourth year for MAC’s Scholarship Program. The company awards a total of four $1,000 scholarships to two female and two male high school seniors from Kansas City and St. Louis high schools. The scholarships are not renewable and can be used toward tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for courses at any two- or four-year accredited U.S. institution.
“We created our Tennis Scholarship Program to support the scholastic tennis community by helping young players continue their education in college. Kansas City and St. Louis tennis communities are important to us because we’ve been working in these areas for decades. Our work for school districts, universities and municipalities on tennis court surfaces and new builds helped us become the region’s experts. While this is only our fourth year of the program, we’re already looking forward to supporting many more players work toward their educational goals,” explains Andy McConnell, marketing manager, McConnell & Associates.
To be eligible to receive a MAC Tennis Scholarship, students must be a high school senior and resident of Kansas City or St. Louis metro areas, attending college in the fall of 2019 and participate in a high school tennis program. Awardees are selected based on their academic achievement and a 500-word essay answering how their involvement in the high school tennis community impacted their academic and personal growth. The deadline to apply for the 2020 Tennis Scholarship Program will be announced soon.
“The application committee enjoyed reading applicants’ essays and learning how tennis has affected their lives. We’re looking forward to reviewing next year’s applications and choosing four more deserving students, like Alyson, Drake, Anna and Cameron,” says Justan Vaughn, sports division manager, McConnell & Associates.
For more information or to apply for a MAC Tennis Scholarship, please visit https://mcconnellassociates.org/scholarships/.