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Gimelstob Scholarship Winners Announced

Justin Gimelstob has announced this week his Scholarship Grant winners for student/athletes through the Justin Gimelstob Scholarship Program. Originally the initiative was to award three winners but Gimelstob added seven additional winners because after personally reviewing the 250 applications, “I was so moved y the compelling stories from young people who candidly shared their athletic and academic goals.” The French Open and Australian Open mixed doubles champion then increased again the total of winners to 15 scholarship grant winners.

Top winner Quinton Sneed-Lott (Bridgeport, CT, basketball, $5000.)

“Receiving this money for me just means that God works in mysterious ways. For my entire young adult life, I’ve been trying to make a change and break generational curses left and right within my family, and the lives of others. The money I am recieving from this grant is only going to help that goal to become a reality soon. My name is Quinton Sneed-Lott. I am a college basketball player at Eastern Connecticut State studying Social Work. My aspiration is to become a juvenile and adolescent counselor, with desires to open my own network of community centers targeted to help struggling inner-city youths’ dreams come true. Giving them the proper resorces to one day do great things for this world. Recieving the Gimelstob Grant means that my vison is being believed in. It means that all the early mornings and late nights working on my craft are being applauded, with no intention of it ever being so. It means that I’m doing something right, just by being me. It’s not every day a kid that doesn’t come from a whole lot, gets recognized by a heavly accomplished tennis player and his family. To the entire Gimelstob family, I just want to express my gratitude for realeasing a literal finacial burden off my sholders. Thank you for beliving in me, I promise I won’t let you down. To everyone reading this article. The only messgae I have for you is simple: Trust your struggle!”

Thank you,

Quinton Sneed-Lott  

Justin Gimelstob was a student/athlete for Newark Academy H.S. and UCLA. “The scholarship was born out of my desire to honor my late father Barry Gimelstob, a former NJ high school basketball coach, who had a lifelong and heartfelt passion for helping children through sports and academics. I want to thank all the applicants for their participation and look forward to watching their bright futures unfold.”

Additional scholarship winners $1000:

Benjamin Horgan: Wilmington, DE, Soccer.

Quin Tucker: Hamburg, Arkansas, Football.

Frankie Trella: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Tennis.

Lauren McConnell: Portgage, Indiana, Softball.

Kiley Hoge: Omaha, Nebraska, Soccer.

Drew Brown: Cincinnati, Ohio, Rowing.

Ashlea Haag: Sheboygan, Falls, Wisconsin, Soccer.

Jerika Moore: Canon City, Colorado, Basketball and Soccer.

Amy Annaloro: Coos Bay Oregon, Track and Field.

Emma Patterson: Amarillo, TX, Basketball and Softball.

Alyssa Keller: Winter Garden, FL, Volleyball.

Christian Settles: Claremont, CA, Tennis.

And one more winner ($500)…

Terrance Wair: Fort Worth, Texas, Football.


β€œThe Gimbelstob grant is such an uplifting and inspiring award to receive. Thank you so much to Mr. Gimbelstob and everyone involved. It is a honor to be recognized. Receiving this award is not only financial support but also motivation and confidence to believe in myself. In a time of constant undesirable news this scholarship means so much to me and my family. I thank Mr. Gimbelstob for his generosity and care. I am entering my sophomore year this Fall at Washington College in Maryland. I play on the soccer team there and am looking forward to the season to get back playing with the team. After college I plan on teaching at the high school level. I am interested in math and science and am excited to coach as well.”

Thanks again, 

Benjamin Horgan 


  • Scoop Malinowski · June 25, 2020 at 11:29 am

    This is a wonderful initiative by Justin Gimelstob, well done.

  • JohnnyTD · June 25, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Very generous of Gimelstob, congrats to the winners 🎊

  • Marc Jarman · July 1, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Justin and I go way back. I have always stood by Justin. I think he got railroaded. I hope he gets back into tennis. People have done much worse and continued with their careers.

  • Scoop Malinowski · July 1, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I agree Marc. George McPhee, the GM of the Vegas Golden Knights, got into a fist fight with the Chicago Blackhawks coach and players in the Chicago locker room after a pre-season game. Marcelo Rios punched out a fan in a Miami restaurant restroom the night he became world no. 1. He also pushed his girlfriend out of a moving vehicle. Where do we start with Mike Tyson? LOL. Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo are in the Epstein Island flight logs. We all make mistakes and have our bad moments. We all commit sin. And we all learn from our mistakes.



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