Region 10 Richard O'Donovan Scholarship Contest

The annual Region 10 Richard O'Donovan Scholarship Contest is now underway. The contest is open to all Region 10 Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation members in good standing.

Learn more about the important history of the Richard O'Donovan Scholarship in this article A memory of Kyo Sa Nim Richard O'Donovan. This article will inspire you to submit your best essay in honor of Mr. Richard O'Donovan.

Six (6) winners will be awarded fully paid 2018 Summer Camp Registration

Awards will be presented at the 2018 Region 10 Championships on Saturday, March 16, 2018

The goal of the O'Donovan Scholarship Award is to ensure all Region 10 members have an opportunity to participate - regardless of age, limited intellectual, language, and physical abilities.  The scholarship contest is open to everyone in Region 10 in good standing (all studio and federation dues current)


Evaluation criteria:

    • Content and completeness
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation
    • Organization
    • Ability to follow directions (for submission)

All essays must include:

    • Applican'ts name
    • Dan/Gup number
    • Dojang Name
    • Instructor's name
    • Scholarship category

 Essay Topic: Pyong Ahn

    • Adult: 
      • How does Peaceful Confidence fit into the foundation of our Art?
      • Why is that important?
      • Which Pyong Ahn form has helped you most in your training and in what way?
    • Children:
      • What is the meaning of Pyong Ahn?
      • Where did they come from and who created them?
      • How do you use them in Soo Bahk do and your daily life?

6 Categories Age

Essay Requirement

Due date: February 15, 2018

Adult Gup Member

Adult Dan Member

19 years old & above

350 to 1000 words

Gup Member

Dan Member

15 to 18 years old

 Children (2 categories)

10 to 14 years old 250 words (minimum)
9 years old and under 75 words (minimum)

 Note: Artistic submissions only accepted from students that are certified by their instructors as not being able to complete the written option.

Submission instructions:

    • Due date: February 15, 2018
    • Email your essay as an attachment to yemia.simonis@gmail.gom
    • Email Subject line must start with - R10 Scholarship - <your name>
      • Example Subject line:
        Subject: R10 Scholarship - John Doe

See your instructor for details or email

Download the 2018 Region 10 Scholarship Flyer