top of page
aytef assist logo vertical blk.png


Step 1:

Review the eligibility criteria listed below. If you determine you are eligible, click “Apply Now.” 

Step 2:

Fill out the Michael C. Kraft Scholarship Application. 

Step 3:

After receiving your application, AYTEF Staff will review.

Step 4:

AYTEF Staff will notify you of their decision regarding your application.


Scholarship Opportunities and Eligibility Criteria

AYTEF need-based scholarships are open for all AYTEF Assists approved applicants. The criteria and award requirements for each scholarship are listed below. Please review the requirements carefully before you apply.

Michael C. Kraft Scholarship

Awards for the Michael C. Kraft Scholarship are given in posthumous recognition of the dedication and passion that Mr. Kraft displayed towards tennis, education, and his long-time career at CNN.  Scholarship funds support AYTEF youth who wish to pursue enrichment opportunities to further their education goals and/or career pursuits. Such pursuits can include, but are not limited to the following: STEM, art, and language classes, internships, educational summer camps, professional development conferences, standardized test prep, and academic tutors. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be be approved for financial need through AYTEF Assists.

  • Applicant must be actively involved in AYTEF as a mentor, volunteer, or participant.

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in middle school, high school, or college. 

  • Applicant must demonstrate a history of established commitment to the education goal or career pursuit for which he/she requests funding. 

Scholarship recipients will agree to send AYTEF and the Kraft family a presentation that details the use and impact of awarded funds. The presentation will be discussed and agreed upon by AYTEF and the scholarship recipient prior to receiving funds. 

Award Amounts

Award amount varies based on purpose of request and available scholarship funds. Average awards range from $250 - $1,000 per applicant. Award funds will be paid directly to third-party providers when applicable. 


Applicants may apply at any point through the year. Please note that scholarships will be awarded 4-6 weeks after applications are received. 

For questions regarding AYTEF scholarships or applications, please contact

bottom of page