Jun/20

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Gimelstob To Increase Scholarship Grants

Justin Gimelstob has announced that he will be increasing his scholarship grants from three to ten.

“I was so moved by the over 250 applications. Totally blown away,” said the 1998 Australian Open and Roland Garros mixed doubles champion. “There are some amazing and heartwarming stories.”

New Jersey native Gimelstob is providing financial aid to three student athletes attending university or college in North America. To apply, students must submit proof of enrollment and a 500-word response to the essay question: Why is your chosen field of study and athletic activity important to you? How will this scholarship help you accomplish your goals? Submit your application before May 20, 2020.

First place prize is $5000.

Second place prize is $2500.

Third place prize is $1000.

There will be seven additional scholarship recipients.

“Out of respect for the recent events in these unprecedented times, we have made the decision to delay the announcement of the Justin Gimelstob Scholarship Fund Recipients. I have personally reviewed each of the 250 applicants and am beyond impressed and inspired by the incredible young men and women. I plan to announce the winners in the coming days, when I pray we are in a better place.”

Gimelstob turned pro in 1996 after a collegiate career at UCLA. He retired in 2007 for a career in television broadcasting, work on the ATP Player Council and coaching.

Gimelstob, a two-time US Davis Cup team member, recorded singles wins against Andre Agassi, Petr Korda, Alex Corretja, Thomas Muster, Fabrice Santoro, Mark Philippoussis, Guga Kuerten and Patrick Rafter.

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