Thank you for your interest in the World Tang Soo Do Foundation Region 1 Scholarship Award.

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

Region 1 is accepting applicants that meet the general requirements.  The deadline for submission is Saturday October 17, 2020. Completed applications must be received no later than this date. You must complete and return the entire application packet in order to be evaluated by the selection committee.

If you would like apply, please download the forms provided. (The current forms have the old deadline but are ok to use.)

[ NOTE: These are fillable PDFs. If you need another format, please contact the scholarship chair. ]

If you have any questions about the application, your eligibility, or the process, please contact me.

Tang Soo!

Ms. Leslie Flaum
World Tang Soo Do Foundation
Region One Scholarship Committee — Chair 


Are you eligible for a WTSDA Region One Scholarship? Find out by reading the list of requirements provided.

Are you currently training?

  • Attending World Tang Soo Do Association classes on a regular weekly basis.

Are you in good standing?

  • Being a current member of the WTSDA: not dismissed, suspended, on leave of absence, or on reprimand. This includes WTSDA dues paid up to date for black belts.

Have you had ONE YEAR of  training?

  • Having been officially enrolled in the WTSDA for at least one full year.

Are you a full time student?

  • Currently attending college, which is usually twelve credits per semester. High School seniors and/or adults who haven’t started college yet must be enrolled (not just accepted) to be full time in college.

If you answered yes to the above requirements, then you are eligible to apply for the WTSDF Region 1 Scholarship Award.


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

History of the Region 1 Scholarship Program

Master Frank Waller of Sacramento was the first to start a college scholarship award for students in Region 1. 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 1 is proud to give a substantial amount of money to the applicants from our member schools.

Remember, 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, then use the donate button on this page. Help us keep Master Waller’s vision alive and promote continued success in education.

Checkout the list below to see who has received awards in the past. You could be next!

Previous Recipients