OUR 2024 Scholarship Information

The Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship Foundation will be awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a Lake Norman area high school senior who actively participates in tennis and community activities in the Lake Norman area.

The Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of Mark Friday by his family, friends and USTA tennis teammates. In each of the Foundation’s first seven years, one new scholarship was awarded, and each expiring scholarship has been renewed. It is the Foundation’s expectation that a recipient’s scholarship will be renewed for four years as long as scholarship recipients maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and are making progress toward a degree.

Scholarship Timelines

February 1, 2024 – Application period opens to Lake Norman tennis community

April 30, 2024 – All submissions due to MIFMSF postmarked by April 15th

May 30, 2024 – Recipient announced.


Please submit questions to Nancy Friday, the Foundation’s Committee Chair by email on our contact page.

Past Winners

2023 – Elleigh Williams

North Carolina State University

2022 –Alexis Crutchfield
University of South Carolina

2021 – Mitchell Swicegood
North Carolina State University


2020 – Jana Whicker
Appalachian State University


2019 – Hannah Berger

Graduated from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 


2018 – Ryan Jurist
Graduated from Bucknell and is working as an Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Partners.


2017 – Sydney Zarsadias
Graduated from the University of South Carolina and is continuing her education via a physician assistant program at High Point University.



2023 Scholarship Recipient – Elleigh Williams