The Judith Ann Fisher Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually by SWAT - Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta Tennis Association

Download application form here - DEADLINE: May 12

The members of Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta Tennis Association award two $1,500 scholarships annually to two graduating high school tennis players from Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County high schools. The awards are presented to the winners at the spring awards assembly held at his or her school.

The scholarships are presented in memory of Judy Fisher, a former SWAT board member who passed away in 2002.  Judy Fisher, a native of Denver, Colorado, was a very successful investment banker with Prudential Bache in New York. After twenty years in the banking business, Judy bought a farm and retired to Augusta County, where she moved with her mother, Catherine. Judy loved the Shenandoah Valley and soon made friends because of her pleasant smile, sparkling eyes, and gentle manner. 

Judy was active with the Staunton Tennis Association, the Valley Conservation Council, and other organizations, where she gave very generously of her time and talents. She was particularly interested in the education of children and the preservation of nature. She loved tennis and wanted children to have the opportunity to learn to play tennis and further their education. This scholarship honors Judy's memory in keeping with her desire to give young people opportunities to further their education. 


Any graduating senior tennis player who is pursuing an education beyond high school is eligible.  In addition, applicants must rank in the top 15th percentile of their graduating class; display a commendable record of sportsmanship throughout their high school and community tennis career; and be enrolled at one of the following local high schools: 

  • Staunton
  • Waynesboro
  • Fort Defiance
  • Wilson Memorial
  • Stuarts Draft
  • Buffalo Gap
  • Riverheads

The awards are selected on the basis of scholarship; school, tennis, and community involvement; commendable record of citizenship; and sportsmanship. A committee from the SWAT Board of Directors will review the applications and select the winners.

To Apply

Download the application form here, or obtain the form provided to your high school coach and/or guidance counselor.  The application must be filled out completely.  Two letters of recommendation must be submitted, along with the most recent report card. Submit applications and references to: 

Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1145
Fishersville, VA 22939

Download application form here



Year Recipient 1 High School Recipient 2 High School
2023 Jack Reed Wilson Memorial Jake Wangler Wilson Memorial
2022 - - - -
2021 Selah Wangler Wilson Memorial Madeline Barber Waynesboro
2020 - - - -
2019 - - - -
2018 Ryan Aud Wilson Memorial Matthew Gordon Stuarts Draft
2017 Emily Aleshevich Wilson Memorial Jonathan Wangler Wilson Memorial
2016 Landon Aud Wilson Memorial Grayson Burns Waynesboro
2015 Cassie Stark Wilson Memorial Freddie Roberts Riverheads
2014 Lexie Chadwell Robert E. Lee Connor Spotts Wilson Memorial
2013 Michelle Fultz Buffalo Gap Evan Lendermon Robert E. Lee
2012 Charlotte Hanard Wilson Memorial Joey Davignon Stuarts Draft
2011 Jessica Miller Stuarts Draft Matthew Harris Wilson Memorial
2010 Rachel Binda Waynesboro Mathew Jenny Waynesboro
2009 Jamie Stark Wilson Memorial Will Sowers Robert E. Lee
2008 Shawnte Woodson Waynesboro Scott Nelson Stuarts Draft
2007 Brittany Swann Robert E. Lee Brad Leavell Stuarts Draft
2006 Mary Anne Thompson Wilson Memorial Ryan Bugas Fort Defiance
2005 Erin Coleman Waynesboro Mark Schmeissing Fort Defiance
2004 Monica Gray Robert E. Lee Tyler Spencer Robert E. Lee
2003 Carole Seese Fort Defiance Tyler Walk Robert E. Lee
2002 Kristin Pederson Buffalo Gap Scott Schmeissing Fort Defiance
2001 Becca Sager Stuarts Draft -------------- --------------