Athlete Application

All veterans applying for scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a veteran who served in an area of combat operations.

  2. Must be separated/retired from active duty status. Current and former members of the National Guard or Reserves may also apply if they meet all other listed criteria.

  3. Must be a disabled combat veteran (mental or physical) with a 80% or higher disability rating.

  4. Must provide proof of honorable discharge from military service DD214.

  5. Must provide VA entitlement/rating letter.

  6. Must be willing to commit to training at least a minimum of two times per week at a We Defy Foundation Approved Training Facility for the duration of one year.

  7. A Special Criteria Waiver exists on a case by case basis for unique circumstances (e.g. training accident, sexual assault, other circumstances related to military service).


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

SCHOLARSHIP

If approved, We Defy Foundation will provide the following:

  1. A twelve (12) month scholarship to train Jiu Jitsu at an Approved Training Facility. This is a six (6) month conditional, with another six months if athlete attends class at least twice week.

  2. Two (2) GIs including We Defy Patches.

  3. Private coaching (based on need and circumstance, must be approved).

  4. Special training equipment (based on need and circumstance).

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE RESERVED FOR VETERANS WHO HAVE NEVER TRAINED JIU JITSU OR ARE CURRENTLY A WHITE BELT.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO APPLY

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. THERE IS A VIDEO SUBMISSION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS.