Martial Arts Scholarships were given to 4 youth American recipients who has applied their online applications through the official website in 2011 and 2012.
The names of the scholarship recipients are Mr. Kyle Michael Ohl who is 22 years old from the State of Maryland, Mr. Babriel Escobedo who is 20 years old from the State of Texas, Mr. Joseph Cowan who is 18 years old from the State of Arkansas and Mr. Baron Nuguid who is 14 years old from the State of California.
Mr. Gabriel J. Escobedo, one of the recipients quoated "I want to thank you and the Shin Koyamada Foundation for this amazing scholarship and opportunity to better my art. I greatly appreciate all that you have done for me." and "I wish to someday give back to this foundation, because I believe in the work that Mr. Shin Koyamada is doing."
After each applicant submitted their applications through the designated official program page, they were given calls for the phone interview by the SKF representative of the Martial Arts Scholarship Program of the Agency for the Donations and Grants. After granted the scholarship, each grant was directly sent via check to the designated martial arts instructor that each applicant requested in the application beforehand so the students can study under them.
The Martial Arts Scholarship Program ("MASP") is a program of the Agency for Donations & Grants designed to provide youth and children between the ages of 12 and 24 the necessary funds so they can pursue training in the martial arts as a means to cultivate self-discipline, improve their health, and learn respect, honor and courtesy. MASP offers two initiatives, grants and an International Martial Arts Exchange Program. The mission of the program is to cultivate self-discipline and enhance one’s potential through martial arts. For more info about the scholarship, please go to the official page.