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SWKKF Scholarship FAQ

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The SWKKF Scholarship Committee receives a number of questions regarding the application process and would like to address them among the general membership to ensure everyone has accurate and up to date information. If, after reading this FAQ section, you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Mramor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Best of luck on your application!

  1. Am I eligible for the scholarship if I am going from grade 12 to a post-secondary program? Yes, all applicants who are transitioning from grade 12 to any post-secondary programming are eligible to apply.
  2. Am I eligible for the scholarship if I am already in a post-secondary program? Yes, all applicants who are continuing from one year to the next in a post-secondary program are eligible to apply.
  3. I am currently finishing the last year of my post-secondary program. Am I eligible to apply? No, you must be continuing on in the academic year you obtain your scholarship. For example, the 2015 winners must be returning to school for the 2015-2016 school year.
  4. If I applied for the scholarship last year can I apply this year? Absolutely! We encourage you to apply any year that you continue on your post-secondary education.
  5. I’m going to technical college. Am I eligible to receive the scholarship? Yes, we encourage any type of post-secondary programming including but not limited to university, college, technical college, and trade school.
  6. Do you need to hold a specific rank/belt to apply? No, a specific rank or particular karate accomplishment is not required to apply for the scholarship.
  7. My grades are not perfect. Do I have a chance at winning the scholarship? Yes, when selecting a candidate, the committee equally considers karate involvement, extracurricular activities, and academic achievement. Successful applicants are well rounded and show dedication in many areas of their life.

SWKKF Mission Statement

We are a family oriented traditional karate organization focusing on Sensei Masaru Shintani's teachings and values of kindness and humility.
Our goal is to move into the future with ties to the past developing confident individuals who will be positive role models within the community.

Last updated: April 26, 2017 | Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation © 2017