Wah Lum Warrior Spirit Scholarship Award seeks to recognize and provide support to graduating high school students who have shown exceptional perseverance in overcoming special adversity during their school careers, and have developed a meaningful plan for their future. Kung fu, one of the chief martial arts taught at Wah Lum Academy, is understood as “hard work and perseverance”; with the Warrior Spirit Award, we are seeking to honor the great labor young people go through in overcoming hardship from within and without, and the special effort needed to transform their experiences into a meaningful trajectory in their lives and that of their community.
This scholarship administered by the Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of Malden, will present up to FOUR graduating seniors with an award of $2,000 for each winner.
Nominations can be made by educators, guidance counselors or others who have knowledge of the nominated student’s circumstances; nominations can also be made by the student’s peers, or by the student themselves. In order that we have sufficient time to pursue nominations and make our decisions, we ask that all nominators submit their forms by no later than April 15, 2017.
For more information: email: firstname.lastname@example.org / address: Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, 124 Ferry Street, Malden, MA 02148.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
“All the students around me face the same struggles as me — it’s a city with issues, and we all work hard to get somewhere in life.”
Tajia’s goal: “To get my degree in social work and come back and take Ms. Kelton’s job at BGA, and help other kids like me.”
“Having the warrior spirit is having perseverance even when one does not have strength. It is the act of resilience when defeated — the character to get back up.”