OUR 2023 Scholarship Information

The Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship Foundation will be awarding a $1,000 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 five years, one new $1,000 scholarship was awarded, and each expiring scholarship has been renewed. It is the Foundation’s expectation that a recipient’s $1,000 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, 2023 – Application period opens to Lake Norman tennis community

April 15, 2023 – All submissions due to MIFMSF postmarked by April 15th

May 15, 2023 – Recipient announced.


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

Past Winners

2022 –Alexis Crutchfield
University of South Carolina

2021 – Mitchell Swicegood
North Carolina State University

2020 – Jana Whicker
Appalachian State University

2019 – Hannah Berger
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 

2018 – Ryan Jurist
Will graduate from Bucknell in May and has accepted a position as an investment banking analyst at Guggenheim securities.

2017 – Sydney Zarsadias
Graduated from the University of South Carolina and will be applying to physician assistant program this spring.



2022 Scholarship Recipient – Alexis Crutchfield