LOVE ALL Scholarship Program

Tennis is still a diversity-challenged sport that pulls from a predominantly white pool of youth talent when awarding support and scholarships. That’s why the Kodjoe Family Foundation, with the generous support of Tennis Channel, is excited to provide two Black students with a one-year scholarship covering High School tuition, room & board, training, tournament fees and high performance coaching at Mouratoglou Academy in beautiful Sophia Antipolis at the French Riviera

Elite Tennis Academy Scholarship

High school Juniors or Seniors will attend a full time top tier level tennis academy for a year. Students participate in year-round intensive training and tournaments with an adapted academic curriculum. The objective is to develop our students’ skills in the classroom and on the tennis court, thereby offering an opportunity to qualify for an athletic scholarship to a college in the US.

Students must be at least 16 years old, have a 3.0 GPA and be tournament players with USTA, UTR or ITF ranking to apply for the Elite Tennis Academy Scholarship.

https://www.mouratoglou.com

ICL Virtual Tennis Academy Scholarship

High School students who thrive at home amongst family and friends will attend

ICL Academy, the only WASC accredited online school that tailors academics to tennis. ICL has brought together academic experts and tennis champions to create a program for students focused on their tennis journey.  NCAA approved, ICL Academy’s courses are based on the scope & sequence of an elite private school education. While attending ICL Academy from home, students train with local USTA affiliated high performance tennis coaches in their area.

Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be tournament players with USTA, UTR or ITF ranking to apply for the ICL Virtual Tennis Academy Scholarship.

https://www.iclacademy.org/tennis

High Performance Coaching Scholarships

High School students who thrive at home amongst family and friends will continue their schooling while training with local USTA affiliated high performance tennis coaches in their area.

Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be tournament players with USTA, UTR or ITF ranking to apply for the High Performance Coaching Scholarships.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a 2 minute video to introduce yourself and why this opportunity is special to you

  • Age 16 by September of the year you attend

  • 3.0 GPA or above

  • Tournament Player

  • Recommendations from a parent or guardian and a teacher or coach (must include full contact information including cell numbers)

  • Have a valid passport and be fully vaccinated

  • Willingness to engage with the Kodjoe Family Foundation via video testimonials and events

  • Significant financial need (family income less than $100,000)

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All Love Scholarship 2023 Recipient Hanna Dessie

Meet Hanna Dessie, a 20-year-old Los Angeles native who graduated high school from the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in the South of France and is a current student at Howard University, working to become a professional tennis player and multi-hyphenate global talent.

Hanna attended the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles for 13 years, leading her into the entertainment industry she’s become incredibly passionate about. Her achievements since working in the industry include performing at the White House, Oscars, and Kennedy Center, acting in commercials for Chevrolet and Gap, as well as dancing in Tyler Perry’s Netflix film “A Jazzman’s Blues.” She was named “Dancer of the Week” in an article by PrettyBrownDancers and has been featured in stories by Essence Magazine, BET, and Refinery 21.

After two weeks of training at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in the South of France, Hanna became the first person to receive a scholarship to the school in its 27-year history making her the inaugural recipient of the Love All Scholarship, in partnership with the Kodjoe Family Foundation, Tennis Channel, and Patrick Mouratoglou. Following her time in France, Hanna also received support and sponsorship from Dunlop. She starred in an episode of TenniStory detailing her experience in France which she hopes will inspire youth and young adult audiences to be ambitious, assiduous, and amiable.

Although juggling being an athlete and entertainer, she has found time to fall in love with Taekwondo where she’s achieved a 2nd-degree black belt, playing the drums, and most importantly, civic engagement.