SAN FRANCISCO (March 21, 2022) – Today, American tennis player, Sloane Stephens, awards the $20,000 Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship to 20 students. Sloane originally created the scholarship in August 2021 on Bold.org in loving memory of her grandparents. The scholarship received thousands of applications with heartfelt essays. Out of the thousands of applications from deserving scholars, 20 deserving students are receiving $1,000 each toward their education.
The 20 winners come from all around the country:
Sloane has generously decided to make the Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship an annual opportunity for students. Applications for the second round are now being accepted at www.bold.org/scholarships/sloane-stephens. To apply, candidates are asked to write a short essay about their unique, favorite personal quality that will help them achieve their dreams.
Sloane Stephens says: “I am so excited to award 20 incredible applicants The Doc & Glo Scholarship! I created this opportunity to honor my beloved grandparents, affectionately known as Doc and Glo. They instilled in me from a very early age the importance of pursuing a quality education even amidst my journey towards becoming a professional tennis player. Education is the foundation for success, and it’s something that stays with you forever. It has been such a fun experience partnering with Bold.org — so much so, that I’ve decided to make The Doc & Glo Scholarship an annual scholarship!”
Sloane competes at the highest levels of tennis. She is the 2017 US Open Champion, former World #3, and winner of 7 WTA tour singles titles, most recently in Guadalajara, Mexico in February 2022. Off the court, she dedicates her time to charitable efforts with the Sloane Stephens Foundation. In 2013, she founded her nonprofit to provide opportunities to underserved children through education and sports. Sloane has helped level the playing field for more than 10,000 underserved youth nationwide who otherwise would not have access to safe environments to learn, exercise or play.
Sloane joins a long list of public figures supporting education on Bold.org. Previous partners include NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade, producer and DJ 3LAU, NFL Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons, actress and entrepreneur Jameela Jamil, actor Terry Crews and more. To join Bold.org in fighting America’s student debt crisis, donors can create their own custom scholarship by creating a profile at www.bold.org.
Bold.org is the largest independent scholarship provider in the country and is committed to eliminating student debt and democratizing philanthropy. Founded in November 2019, Bold.org bravely fights the country's soaring $1.8 trillion student debt crisis. Bold.org provides a platform for any person or company to create personalized scholarships, fellowships or grants. The organization creates an innovative and philanthropic solution to combat the student debt crisis, which has tremendously impacted 44 million Americans to date.
ABOUT SLOANE STEPHENS
Sloane Stephens is an American professional tennis player, Grand Slam Champion, and Olympian. In her historic 2017 comeback following a devastating foot injury and grueling rehab, she rose from No. 957 entering Wimbledon to become the US Open Champion in only two months. Sloane has been ranked as high as world number 3 on the WTA Tour and has won six tournaments to-date. She is also a French Open Finalist, WTA Year-End Finalist, and Australian Open Semi-Finalist. Off the court, Sloane is proudly an investor, entrepreneur, social activist, and philanthropist. Sloane shares her thoughts, resources, and experiences as a Black woman at sloanestephens.bulletin.com.
ABOUT SLOANE STEPHENS FOUNDATION
The Sloane Stephens Foundation was established in 2013 by U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens to inspire children to dream big and achieve, on and off the tennis court. Through nationally recognized after school curricula, college preparatory programs, and exciting tennis instruction, the Sloane Stephens Foundation offers underserved students the additional tools necessary to achieve in and out of the classroom while falling in love with a lifelong sport. Since 2013, the Sloane Stephens Foundation has served almost 10,000 students in the Compton Unified School District in programs across 25 campuses, and serves youth nationwide through other events and programs. To learn more about the Sloane Stephens Foundation, visit www.sloanestephensfoundation.org and follow on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.