SAN FRANCISCO (February 9, 2024) – Bold.org, the scholarship platform committed to fighting student debt through philanthropy, has partnered with American tennis player Sloane Stephens for the third cycle of her Doc & Glo Scholarship! During Black History Month, when the nation is honoring the culture, contributions, and sacrifices of generations of African Americans, Sloane and Bold.org are debuting a $30,000 Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship, in loving memory of her grandparents, Doc and Glo, for students majoring in the health/medical field and/or attending an HBCU.
Sloane Stephens says: “My beloved grandparents, affectionately known as Doc and Glo, instilled in me from a very early age the importance of pursuing a quality education even amidst my training and dreams of becoming a professional tennis player. My grandfather, Dr. Noel Smith, emigrated from Trinidad to study Medicine at Howard University on a scholarship before ultimately settling down in Fresno and building a life with my grandmother, Glo, who served as the President of the National Council of Negro Women and Board Member of the Fresno Arts Center, among other positions. For our third cycle of the Doc & Glo Scholarship, I wanted to support the next generation of Docs and Glos out there who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or studying at an HBCU. Education is the foundation for success, and it’s something that stays with you forever. I’m proud to work with Bold.org again to provide these opportunities to deserving students in need so they can become our next generation of community leaders and compassionate medical professionals.”
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Sloane Stephens isn't just a powerhouse on the tennis court; she's a champion for change off it. Her ascent to tennis stardom, crowned by a triumph at the 2017 US Open and rise to the world's top 3, is matched only by her unwavering dedication to uplifting communities. Launching the Sloane Stephens Foundation in 2013 at the age of 20, Sloane turned her spotlight into a beacon of hope for underserved kids. Her foundation is a game-changer, bridging the gap for over 10,000 youth annually, offering them not just a chance to thrive in education and sports, but also safe havens to learn, exercise, and play.
Stephens continues making her impact through the $30,000 Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship, which was created in honor of her late grandparents, who were instrumental in Sloane’s life and firm believers in the power of education. Lemon Perfect, the fastest-growing brand in the enhanced water category, shares Sloane's vision for a healthier, more equitable world and continues their commitment to Year 3 of the scholarship. The scholarship will be divided among six winners, with each awardee receiving a $5K scholarship. To apply, candidates must write a short essay about an experience that highlights their determination to overcome challenges and how this experience influenced their pursuit of a career in medicine or attendance at an HBCU. Eligible candidates must be in high school or pursuing an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, with the intention of majoring in the healthcare field and/or attending an HBCU university.
Bold.org CEO and Co-founder, Dror Liebenthal says: “Doc & Glo’s commitment to education and Sloane’s work to honor them have inspired us for years at Bold.org. We’re so thrilled to support the third year of the Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship, and look forward to working with the amazing students it empowers.”
Founded in 2019 with the mission of Fighting Student Debt, Bold.org has quickly grown to become the largest student scholarship/finance platform in the US, working with thousands of donors like Terry Crews, Cat Zingano, Imagine Dragons, and more to award millions in annual scholarships to thousands of deserving students.
On Bold.org, anyone and any company can create a customized scholarship, fellowship, or grant in minutes, with the confidence that 100% of their tax-deductible donation will go directly to supporting the next generation of students as they boldly change the world.
ABOUT SLOANE STEPHENS
Sloane Stephens is an American professional tennis player, Grand Slam Champion, and Olympian. Sloane has been ranked as high as world number 3 on the WTA Tour and has won seven WTA 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 at sloanestephens.beehiiv.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 2015, the Sloane Stephens Foundation has served over 10,000 students annually 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.