BNP Paribas, Europe's leading financial institution and a global sponsor of tennis, today announces it has awarded the seventh annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships to Stephanie De La Rosa, Daniel Fernandez-Roles, José Hernandez-Beltran and Caitlyn Hill. from the 2023 graduating class of Desert Mirage High School in Thermal, CA. The scholarships are granted during the
BNP Paribas Open as the Bank celebrates 50 years of commitment to tennis and its power to mobilize for the good of society and its youth.
Each student received a $20,000 college grant on Thursday, March 16 at a ceremony at their school and will be recognized during an on-court presentation at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, March 18. The grant will be presented to the scholars while fans watch the men's and women's tennis doubles final matches. As the scholars embody the future of tennis they will also participate in the trophy presentation to the tennis doubles champions.
"BNP Paribas clients trust us with their banking needs because social impact is core to our business model and because we focus on giving back to the communities where we operate. We are very proud to once again offer scholarships to tennis-playing students from the Coachella Valley as they demonstrate that success is measured not only by individual achievements but also by how those talents are used to help others," said Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of BNP Paribas USA.
"Congratulations to Stephanie, Daniel, José and Caitlyn who have worked so hard both on and off the court. Today, you've represented the future of tennis and we know you'll bring your exceptional drive and compassion to the college arena."