Scholarship Chair: Ms. Melanie Gorden of Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do

A message from the Scholarship Chair:
Master Frank Waller of Sacramento was the first to start a college scholarship award for students in Region One. Since then, and in large part due to Master Waller’s tireless endeavors, the award has spread throughout the World Tang Soo Do Association and is now a part of the World Tang Soo Do Foundation, a 501c3. Master Waller was passionate about giving our youth an opportunity to succeed, and true to his legacy, Region One is proud to give a substantial amount of money to the applicants from our member schools.

However, we can’t give money unless people apply. Please encourage those who are seniors in high school, or already in college, to apply for this assistance. Every instructor has the application and requirements or you can get to the link on this website for an application. And if you don’t know anyone eligible, but would like to make a tax deductible contribution, there is a donate button on this page. Help us keep Master Waller’s vision alive and promote continued success in education.

For questions, please contact the Scholarship Chair, Mrs. Melanie Gorden at

Apply Today!

To date, our scholarship program has given out more than $53,000 to our members. The scholarships applications are due each year on March 31st. Recipients are announced at our annual Championship in May. If you would like to be consider to receive a scholarship award, send your application in by March 31st!

The 2019 Scholarship application period is currently OPEN. The application is available for download here!

Stay tuned for 2019 application. Coming January of 2019!


This scholarship program would not exist without generous donations from our members and the public. If you wish to donate, please use the Paypal provided button or contact us directly at

Previous Recipients