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Hanshi Masaru Shintani

SWKKF Scholarship

Scholarship FAQ

The Wado Kai Student Development Fund offers two (2) annual scholarships of $1000 to the applicants who best demonstrate well roundedness in academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and karate achievements.


  1. The applicant must be a member of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (SWKKF). The applicant will either be a student or a parent/guardian of a student:
    1. If the applicant is the student, he/she will be judged on their academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities and karate achievements.
    2. If the applicant is a parent/guardian of the student, the application will be judged on:
      1. The student’s academic accomplishments and extracurricular activities
      2. The parent/guardian’s karate achievements
  2. The student must be applying to or continuing in a post-secondary institution such as university, college, technological institute, teacher’s college, etc.
  3. The student’s academic success (e.g. grades) must be sufficient to allow admittance into the post-secondary institution or continuance from one year to the next. **NOTE: Proof of acceptance or continuance within the institute will be required before the scholarship is released.
  4. All sections of the application must be received by June 30, 2018. Email submissions will be accepted until midnight and mailed submissions must be postmarked by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be submitted to the committee for review.


  1. Applications are judged on three (3) equally weighted categories (academic success, extra-curricular activities, and karate achievements) so applicants should detail all relevant skills and accomplishments. Use the appropriate forms provided.
  2. Write legibly or use a computer to fill out all sections of the application.
  3. Refer to the checklist at the end of the application to ensure all documents are submitted. Incomplete applications will be not be submitted to the committee for review.

VIA MAIL - The Wado Kai Student Development Fund, 15307 44 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5W4
VIA EMAIL - Please direct all questions to Kelsey Mramor via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

To download the 2018 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

July 25, 2018

Media Release:

The SWKKF Scholarship Committee has completed its selection process. Each year we have two scholarships generously awarded by the SWKKF for but this year, we are fortunate to have an additional scholarship donated by the Foster family in memory of Jean Foster.  Please assist us in congratulating the three 2018 SWKKF Scholarship recipients: Anne Readhead of Welland, Ontario, Geoff McDonald of Hamilton, Ontario and Elise Leong-Sit of Edmonton, Alberta!  This year’s selection process was particularly challenging as we received a tremendous turnout of highly qualified and motivated applicants.  I would personally like to thank the selection committee for their time, effort, and energy in selecting this year’s recipients.


Sensei Kelsey Mramor
SWKKF Scholarship Committee Chairperson

Previous Recipients


  • Anne Readhead (Welland, Ontario)
  • Geoff McDonald (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Elise Leong-Sit (Edmonton, Alberta)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


• Honour • Excellence • Kindness • Humility


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

Last updated: February 15, 2019 | Shintani Wado-Kai Karate Federation © 2019