WTSDA Region 8

WTSDA Region 8

Region 8 Scholarship Information

Thank you for your interest in the World Tang Soo Do Foundation Region 8 Scholarship Award. 

The World Tang Soo Do Foundation (WTSDF) is a 501(c)(3) and is the charitable arm of the World Tang Soo Do Association. Each region of our association has the opportunity to participate in providing merit-based scholarships for WTSDA members, in good standing, who are college or graduate students or high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university program in the upcoming academic year.

There are two opportunities per year for active WTSDA Region 8 members who meet the criteria to apply for scholarships to support their higher education goals.

For more information on the process and requirements for your application, see below or contact the Region 8 Scholarship Committee Chair.

Students may download the Region 8 Scholarship application directly from this website and submit their completed package to the Scholarship Committee Chair by

July 30th for Fall Award cycle

January 30th for Spring Award cycle

When preparing your application, please review the following guidelines and requirements. Students may only apply to the Region in which they have completed their most recent year of training.

• All interested parties may request an application packet in writing/email from the Committee Chair or their studio head.

• All completed applications must be received in a single packet by the designated deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet all application requirements. Incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.

• Applicants must

– submit the General Information Form and Candidate Questions

– submit a 500-word minimum essay entitled "How Tang Soo Do Has Made a Difference in My Life"

– submit a separate letter describing their educational goals

– be full time students in their senior year of high school, full time students currently attending a college or university, and students pursuing an advanced degree (graduate or doctorate degree)

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • submit their most recent official high school or college transcript, no photo copies please.
  • submit written verification of their enrollment from the educational institution
  • submit written verification of their SAT, ACT, or other standardized test scores

– be a member, in good standing, with the WTSDA

  • be currently enrolled in a certified World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) Region 8 studio
  • have completed a minimum of one year of training at a WTSDA registered studio
  • regularly attending classes
  • be current with WTSDA member dues

– submit three (3) recommendation forms (on the forms provided), one from each of the following areas:

  • Instructor's recommendation from their WTSDA instructor
  • academic recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or advisor
  • personal recommendation from a non-family member.

Students can download the Region 8 Scholarship application packet as a single file or as individual sections

Entire Packet - Candidate Forms and Recommendation Forms

To request an application packet, submit an application, or ask questions, contact:

Region 8 Scholarship Committee Chair

Mr. Scott Thompson

Thank you!

Your donation to the World Tang Soo Do Foundation Region 8 Scholarship Fund supports awarding scholarships to active WTSDA Region 8 members who meet the criteria. This contributes to their achieving their higher education goals.

Click below to donate securely via Square (remember there is a service fee for credit card donations so we will not receive the full amount) or donate at a Region 8 event.