MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation Awards $100,000 in Scholarships
Jul 31, 2023
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation held a ceremony where over $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to their students to support higher education. The funds were donated by Jacksonville community members who support the foundation's mission to build champions in the classrooms, on tennis courts and in communities.
The ceremony was held to recognize and celebrate the achievements of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and exceptional dedication to improving their futures. During the event, the Foundation awarded over 70 scholarships to deserving students who have excelled both academically and athletically. Some of these scholarships were supported from THE PLAYERS Championship, The Jaguars Foundation, Zoe Gaudet Fund and many other dedicated community members.
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for underprivileged children in Jacksonville to excel both on and off the court. Through their academic and tennis programs, the foundation aims to help young people build self-confidence, discipline, and leadership skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
MaliVai Washington, the foundation's founder and a former professional tennis player, believes that education and athletics are the keys to success.
"We're thrilled to be able to recognize and support these exceptional students," said Washington, "These scholarships will help them continue to pursue their academic and life goals, and we can't wait to see all the amazing things they will achieve in the future."
The scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic performance, commitment to their tennis training, and community involvement. The Foundation's staff, along with community leaders and volunteers, helped to review the applications and make the final selections.
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation has been providing academic and tennis programs to Jacksonville youth for over 25 years. The Foundation's mission is to inspire young people to achieve their full potential by providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed. With the help of dedicated staff, volunteers, and community partners, the Foundation continues to make a positive impact on the lives of Jacksonville's youth.
Above: Malivai Washington (right) with winners; Tre Bridgeman celebrates winning a scholarship; Caleb Owens won Student-Athlete of the Year
Source/Photos: MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. This article also appears in the July-August 2023 issue of Florida Tennis Magazine. Be sure to subscribe for expanded coverage, exclusive interviews, and in-depth tennis news.