About the George C. Balch Scholarship

last updated 10 0ct 2016

Members

, Chair

Robert Balch

Robert Brink

James Cornforth

Noboru Saito

The George C. Balch Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to judo students who are high school seniors or graduates pursuing a college degree in Education.

George Balch
George Balch

George C. Balch Scholarship Fund

Balch Sensei had a zest for life, a love for all people and he held the USJF Judo programs in high esteem. His infectious nature made him a positive force with all of his companions—he was just one really likeable man.

To honor George Balch, donations flowed in to the USJF scholarship account in his name, and they continue to this day to provide college scholarships through the George C Balch Scholarship program. This program has become one of the largest scholarship funding sources in USJF. In 2011, it has a worth of about $60,000. The principal is never touched and yet over $17,000 in financial awards have been made to date from investment earnings.

The George C. Balch Scholarship Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to judo students who are high school seniors or graduates pursuing a college degree in Education. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the applicant who has the characteristics which promise a successful academic record and who continues judo study throughout his/her college career. The scholarship will be awarded at the level of $1000 per year for a maximum of four (4) years.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Applications are available for outstanding high school students who are members of USJF. If you are such a student, we encourage you to apply through the USJF National Office.

The 2016 committee report

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See The George C. Balch Tribute Web Site

Please contact
at the USJF National Office
for further information.

Please apply through the USJF National Office (form available here). The current deadline for applications is May 31, 2017.

In conversation

Recipients

2016-17 Joy Sigurdson and Abigail Sigurdson, and Daniela Gomez and Harun Bogdanic

2015-16 Daniela Gomez Zubieta and Harun Bogdanic

2014-15 Daniela Gomez Zubieta and Harun Bogdanic

2013-14 Kyle Tsubota, Arman Kapbasov and Daniela Gomez Zubieta

2012-13 Arman Kapbasov and Kyle Tsubota

2011-12 Kyle Tsubota

2010-11 Katie Sell

2009-10 Katie Sell

2008-9 Katie Sell

2007-8 Alex Murray, Michael Eldrid, Chris Cody & Katie Sell

2006-7 Alex Murray

2005-6 Chris Cody

2004-5 Daniel Oshima

2003-4 Michael Oshima

2002-3 Michael Oshima