"You are not finished when you lose. You are finished when you quit."
Sensei Masaru Shintani

SWKKF Scholarship

Scholarship FAQ

The Wado Kai Student Development Fund offers two annual scholarships of $1000 each. The increase in January 2014 from $500 to $1000 each was made possible by member support of the SWKKF Central Purchase program. All qualifying secondary students in Canada are eligible for selection.

To qualify for selection the following criteria must be met:

  1. The applicant must be involved in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation. If the applicant is a parent or guardian of the student, the application will be judged on the parent’s or guardian’s accomplishments in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation and their Sensei’s recommendation as well as the student’s admission grades.
  2. The student must be applying to a post-secondary institution such as university, technological institute, teacher’s college, nursing school etc.
  3. The student’s level of education must be sufficient to allow admittance to the post-secondary institution. Proof of acceptance into the institute will be required before the scholarship is released.
  4. All sections of the application must be fully completed and received at the address shown on the application by midnight June 30th.

All applications are judged on three equally weighted categories:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Martial arts achievement

NOTE: It is important to provide as much support documentation as you can. If you need further information please ask your Sensei.

If you have more questions check out the FAQ section of the scholarship.


To download the 2017 scholarship application:


Options for Scholarship Submissions

  1. Regular mail: The address is listed in the application package. If submitting via mail, please ensure the application form plus all supporting documentation is in ONE sealed envelope.
  2. Email: The email address is listed in the application package. If submitting via email, the applicant will fill out the application form online, save, and submit it along with scanned copies of all supporting documentation via email. If originals are required, the committee will contact the applicant.

Please note that the entire application must be received via regular mail OR email, not a combination of both.


Please note the application deadline is June 30 at midnight.  Direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the best to this year's applicants!

Applications are judged on three equally weighted categories:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Martial arts accomplishments

Documents Required for Application:

  • SWKKF Student Development Scholarship Application Form
  • Letter of acceptance or proof of continuance in post-secondary program
  • Official transcript of grades

Previous Recipients

2017

  • Meagan Fidyk (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Elise Leong‐Sit (Edmonton, Alberta)

2016

  • Laszlo (LJ) Veszi (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Elise Leong‐Sit (Edmonton, Alberta)

2015

  • Jessica Lebrun (London, Ontario)
  • Elise Leong‐Sit (Edmonton, Alberta)

2014

  • Laszlo (LJ) Veszi (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Quinton Brown (Arcola, Saskatchewan)

2013

  • Alena Terlecki (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Nicolas Gosselin (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

2012

  • Laszlo (LJ) Veszi (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Ashleigh Fidyk (Calgary, Alberta)

2011

  • Isabelle Fillion (Hearst, Ontario)
  • Christian Boivin (Calgary, Alberta)

2010

  • Emilie Gosselin (Hearst, Ontario)
  • Zachary Jacobi (Paris, Ontario)

2009

  • Nicolas Gosselin (Hearst, Ontario)
  • Marlies Houwing (Edmonton, Alberta)

2008

  • Nathan Kolomaya (Simcoe, Ontario)
  • Danielle Goodreau (Barrie, Ontario)

2007

  • Jeremy Olson (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Jeff Grantham (Scotland, Ontario)

2006

  • Jack Maslen (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Zachary Wiltshire (Edmonton, Alberta)

2005

  • Jack Maslen (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Kelsey Ross (Edmonton, Alberta)

2004

  • Megan Grantham (Scotland, Ontario)
  • Jacqueline Boisvert (Welland, Ontario)

2003

  • Lauren Fast (St. Davids, Ontario)
  • Brian Julien (St. Catherines, Ontario)

2002

  • Lauren Fast (St. Davids, Ontario)
  • Ronnie Kaye Mattie (Welland, Ontario)

2001

  • Lauren Fast (St. Davids, Ontario)
  • Janice Nyugen (Calgary, Alberta)

2000

  • Brian Julien (St. Catherines, Ontario)
  • Brian Bovine (Welland, Ontario)

1999

  • Nancy Logger (Peterborough, Ontario)
  • Shannon Kaye (Welland, Ontario)

1998

  • Nancy Logger (Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Stacey Labbé (Welland, Ontario)

1997

  • Nancy Logger (Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Jill Roberts (Calgary, Alberta)

1996

  • Leslie Bell Bockus (Welland, Ontario)
  • Mark Bovine (Welland, Ontario)

SWKKF VISION

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation will be the premiere traditional karate and Shindo organization in North America, through the work of our highly skilled and dedicated instructors in developing unparalleled character, skill and pride in our students.

SWKKF VALUES

• Honour • Excellence • Kindness • Humility

SWKKF MISSION

The Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation is an inclusive organization modelling Shintani Sensei’s kindness and humility, through the teaching of his traditional karate and Shindo.

Last updated: October 18, 2017 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2017