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U.S.J.F

GEORGE C. BALCH

EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

 Administered by the

United States Judo Federation

As Part of the U.S.J.F Endowment Fund

 

National Office

P.O. Box 338

Ontario, OR

97914-0338

  George C. Balch Scholarship Fund 
The George C. Balch Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance for judo students who are high school seniors or graduates to pursue a college degree in education. The scholarship fund will be awarded annually to the applicant who has the characteristics which promise a successful academic record and who continue judo study through out his/her college career. The scholarship will be awarded at the level of $1000.00 per year for a maximum of four (4) years.

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Criteria which the applicant will be expected to maintain:

 

1. Annual affiliation by registering with the United States Judo Federation.

2. Maintaining a College GPA of 3.00 or better.

3. Practicing judo on a regular basis (minimum of twice week)

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Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Only one application per student will be accepted.

 

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, judo participation and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.

 

 

Who selects the recipient(s)?

The George C. Bach Educational Scholarship Committee of the United States Judo Federation will judge applications and select scholarship award recipients.

 

How are scholarships awarded?

 

The United States Judo Federation will award scholarship of up to $1,000 annually (in August).  A check is mailed directly to the recipient, jointly  payable to the student and to the school, and must be endorsed by both parties.     

                   

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Official Rules

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1. Open to high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in Education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

 

2. Applicants must be pursuing a teaching profession degree.

 

3. Applicants must have background and training in judo.

               

4. Applicants must be currently registered with the United States Judo Federation as a member and must maintain the annual membership in order to continue the scholarship.

 

5. The application period shall be from December 1 through the following March 31. Applications received which are dated after March 31 will not be accepted.

 

6. Awards will be made, by check, by August 20 of each year.

 

7. George C. Balch Educational Scholarship are not taxable to recipients because they are “qualified scholarship” in accordance with sec. 117 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1987 in the opinion of tax counsel.




8. Recipients are required to report their progress annually by June 1, in order to have the scholarship continue.

 

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The George C. Balch Scholarship Fund was established by a major contribution from the Michigan Judo Development Association and several generous contributors.  Contributions to the fund can be made to the United States Judo Federation Endowment Fund and designated specifically for the George C. Balch Scholarship Fund.

 

The United States Judo Federation is a non-profit, federally tax-exempt educational charity incorporated in 1952.  A principle goal of U.S.J.F is the teaching and promotion of judo in the United States. Contributions will be qualify as tax deductible in the opinion of tax counsel for U.S.J.F,  depending upon each individual's taxpayer circumstances. Donors should consult their personal tax advisor to determine tax deductibility in each individual case

 

Applicants: please apply to:

United States Judo Federation

National Office

P.O. Box 338

Ontario, OR 97914-0338

 

 

 Community Leaders and Judo Supporters 

Thank you for considering a contribution to the George C. Balch Scholarship Fund. 

The continuation of judo instruction and the advancement of the sport lies in the youth of our country. 

Quality, professionally trained judo teachers must be encouraged and developed. The George C. Balch Scholarship Fund provides the initiative to support and integrate youthful leadership into judo.

 

 Yes. I would like to contribute to the U.S.J.F George C. Balch Education Scholarship Fund. (Mail this form to U.S.J.F National Office) 

 Name: _____________________________________

 
Address: ___________________________________


City: ______________________________________


State: _________  Zip Code: ___________________

 

Phone: (___________)________________________

 

E-Mail :____________________________________

 

____       Yes. I would like to receive progress news of the scholarship fund by E-Mail.

 

Contribution Amount: $ ______________________

 

Payment method:

o       Check  o Visa  o Master card 

o       American Express   o  Discover Card

 

Account Number: ____________________________

 

Expiration Date: ______________

 

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