This scholarship is offered to students under the age of 25 who are otherwise financially not able to attend training camp. The scholarship is open to any rank that meets the requirements and will cover the tuition and housing costs for training camp (this award does not include a t-shirt). Although students that have natural physical abilities are nice, this scholarships acceptance criterion is more based on candidates that show they contribute to their Dojo, have a passion to help other people, and a determination to stay with Cuong Nhu, and persevere. Brown belt candidates will also need to submit leadership attributes and assistant teaching experience. Black belt and higher candidates need to provide leadership and more advanced teaching experience where they developed a class on their own.
Nominations need to be submitted by April 15, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Recipient of the award will be notified by May 1st.
Sponsor: John Somerville (aka Sensei Big John) has been in Chong Nhu since 1993 starting at the age of 40. John has a proven record of working well with kids and young people and also enjoys teaching advanced self-defense and Kata for all ages. John has an electrical engineering career at Boeing in Seattle Washington, teaches classes on aircraft navigation and also mentors students at the famous Raisbeck Aviation High School in Seattle. This passion to help young people is the reason this scholarship is offered.