USJF Athlete-Scholar of the Year Award Application Deadline

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New USJF LogoAttention high school and college students:  If you are a USJF Member, check your qualification for the USJF Athlete-Scholar of the Year Award.

The application deadline for the 2014/2105 academic year is October, 31, 2015.

Click here to learn more about the award or here to download the application form.

Here are some of the details:

The United States Judo Federation Board of Directors has established the “USJF Athlete-Scholar of the Year Award.” First prize is $1,000.00, second prize $750.00, and third prize $500.00.  The money will be paid directly to the College or University of their choice at the time of matriculation.

The high school/college year of this contest extends from September 2014 through June 2015 and consists of any two continuous semesters. One semester may be from high school and the other from college.

The contestant must submit a school transcript(s), which includes a list of courses taken, a letter or numerical grade for each course and his or her grade point average. Report cards will NOT be accepted. The degree of difficulty of each course will be considered. A high or even the highest G.P.A. will not ensure a win.

The Judoka’s personal letter of extracurricular activities, Judo history, effect of judo on their life, and the Head Instructor’s character endorsement will be considered.

The applicant must have been a member of the USJF continuously during the following Fiscal Years: ‘12, ‘13, ‘14, and 2015.  He or she must have entered and competed in the 2015 Grasroots Judo™ Jr. Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana, and/or the 2015 USA Judo Senior Nationals in Irving, Texas.

The completed application must be in the USJF National Office (PO Box 338 • Ontario, OR. 97914-0338) by Saturday, October 31, 2015. FAXes (541-889-5836 or 541-508-4203) and Adobe Acrobat documents via e-mail (no@usjf.com) are also acceptable means of submission. High school and college students only may apply.

Grade equivalency scores are: A = 4.0 A- = 3.6 B+ = 3.4 B = 3.0 B- = 2.6 C+ = 2.4 C = 2.0 C- = 1.6 D+ = 1.4 D = 1.0 D- = 0.6 Other = 0.0.  A minimum G.P.A. of a “B” (3.000 on 4.000 based system) is required. Only applicants with G.P.A.s of 3.000 or greater will be in the final pool. The final pool may contain both female & male contestants. The degree of difficulty of each course, the personal letter of extracurricular activities, judo history, effect of judo on their life, & the Head Instructor’s character endorsement will determine the winner.

Persons who have won a USJF Athlete-Scholar award in the past may compete again. The ASOY Committee has the option to schedule an interview with the Applicant.

The ASOY Committee’s decisions will be final. The winners will be announced at the 2016 Grassroots Judo™ Jr. National Championships in Irvine, California, and also via the USJF Web Site and News Magazine.

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