Student Grant Information

Team & Player Grant Information

EntouRaj for Kids is now accepting 2020 grant applications!

If you would like more information or have questions, or to submit your application, contact our grant team via email, phone, or USPS.

Raghav Ram Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Rajeev’s father, Raghav, a special new scholarship has been established to benefit a young tennis player. Raghav provided encouragement and belief in his son to meet his goals, and now, in tribute to this father-son duo, EntouRaj aims to do the same for some of today’s young players.

Details will be shared here soon, so feel free to bookmark or save this page and refer back to it by June 2020. Thanks for your support.

Raghav Ram Photo

College Tennis Scholarship

As with the Raghav Ram Memorial Scholarship, this particular award was created in April 2020, and details will be shared soon. As Rajeev participated in college tennis, finding fantastic camaraderie, friendship, and success, EntouRaj looks forward to supporting today’s college-level players.

Check this page again by June 2020 to see what the criteria are to apply and vie for this scholarship. Thank you.

Rajeev Ram High Five

High-Performance Grant

The EntouRaj for Kids High-Performance Grant is a $1,000 award given to a junior player in the United States Tennis Association’s Midwest Section (one of 17 nationwide) between the ages of 14 and 18.

The recipient must compete at the national level, display tennis improvement, and need financial assistance to play. Funding is provided to pay for tournament and player development expenses, which can include airfare, lodging, entry fees, meals, and coaching. We awarded our first grant to Daniel Rayl of Carmel, Indiana, in January 2014. Additional recipients have included Lukas Greif and Dalayna Hewitt, and we are ready to consider more promising young players for this grant.

Rejeev Ram Hitting Volley

Team Grant

The EntouRaj for Kids High-School Tennis Team Grant is available to Indiana-based teams showing a need for financial support. This includes costs associated with playing on the team, such as uniforms, equipment, and travel expenses. Funds may not be used for coaches’ stipends.

EntouRaj is committed to making tennis available to youth throughout the state of Indiana. To that end, we are offering high-school tennis team grants to assist schools in initiating or expanding their tennis team programming activities.

Rajeev Ram and Teammate Celebrating

Eligibility

Financial support will be awarded to high-school programs only; individuals’ applications will not be accepted for this grant. Applicants must provide a letter (or email) detailing the need for financial assistance not covered by the school’s athletic department, booster club, or similar organization.

Deadline

Our team leading on this grant opportunity fields applications each year through March 31 for the spring Indiana girls’ tennis season and from July 1 to August 31 for the fall Indiana boys’ tennis season, or notably, until funds are exhausted.

Details

Informal grant applications will be considered if they provide the following information:

  • Student body demographics
  • The need for financial assistance for the high-school tennis team and players
  • Specific way(s) in which the EntouRaj grant will be used
  • A statement of agreement to provide a follow-up email with photos at the completion of the team’s season, the delivery of which implies consent that the photo(s) or video(s) and information shared may be featured on this website and EntouRaj’s social media channels (namely, Twitter and Facebook), in addition to those of Rajeev Ram (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram); further, those images may be submitted to professional media members and outlets in support of the ongoing storytelling of EntouRaj and Rajeev Ram

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