SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

CRITERIA:

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

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

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.

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

Must provide proof of honorable discharge from military service DD214.

Must provide VA entitlement/rating letter.

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.

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).

PROGRAM DETAILS:

If approved, We Defy Foundation will provide the following:

1)  A twelve (12) month scholarship to train Jiu Jitsu at an Approved Training Facility.

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

3)  Private coaching (Must be board approved on a case by case basis).

4)  Special training equipment (Must be board approved on a case by case basis).

SELECTION PROCESS:

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

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE YOUR DD214 SHOWING AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE, YOUR VA ELIGIBILITY LETTER, AND A 60 SECOND VIDEO TELLING US WHAT YOU FEEL YOU COULD GAIN FROM A WE DEFY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.

Please email these items to Keely@wedefyfoundation.org, or contact us with questions.

THE WE DEFY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2023.  WE PLAN TO REOPEN THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PAGE BY LATE SPRING 2024 OR EARLY SUMMER 2024.  PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO GET ON THE LIST TO BE NOTIFIED ONCE WE OPEN IT BACK UP.