2024 Region 10 Richard O'Donovan Scholarship Contest

Submission deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024

Consistent with our warrior/scholar philosophy of encouraging ongoing academic education among Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan practitioners, the Region 10 Dan Association is again sponsoring the Richard O’Donovan Memorial Scholarship Awards. The scholarship is named in honor of Richard O’Donovan, Kyo Sa Nim, Dan #31554 (1921-2002), who inspired many by his dedication to the Federation.

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.

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

There will be six (6) $200.00 scholarships awarded.  Awards are to offset any Soo Bahk Do related expense.

     * Soo Bahk Do monthly studio dues
     * Training gear such as uniforms, sparring gear, etc.
     * National Championships
     * Soo Bahk Do Institute fee
     * Region 10 Summer Camp

 Evaluation criteria:
     * Content and organization
     * Spelling, grammar, punctuation
     * Following instructions (to submit your essay)


1) Each entry must include
    Member's Name
    Federation ID
    Dojang Name
    Instructor's Name
    Scholarship Division (Rank & Age)

2) Submit entry to scholarship@soobahkdo10.com before Friday, May 31, 2024

Entry Topics:

  • Adult:  Pick any one (1) of the Eight Key Concepts to describe how it has challenged you to "grow from the inside out" in your training.

  • Youth: Describe a time you felt challenged in your training.  How did this experience help you improve as a martial artist?

 2024 0207 scholarship divisions

Download & post the O'Donovan Scholarship Flyer (pdf 719k)

updated 02/07/2024