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NEXT DEADLINE: September 15, 2012

The B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant has been established by a generous donation to USJF to support travel for competition or training for up-and-coming USJF athletes.

There is also a separate application process for a Yudanshakai to request travel funds to bring elite USJF competitors to conduct clinics. The Yudanshakai must provide lodging, meals, and a stipend to the athlete conducting the clinic. The aim is to jointly benefit the Yudanshakai and help the athlete support her or his training through teaching. The grant enables Yudanshakai to benefit from the opportunity to work with competitors from other regions of the country. These competitors must meet the same criteria as those for athletes seeking travel funding for competition.


  • Applications available – NOW
  • Applications due – 9/15/12 for events happening 10/15/12-2/28/13
  • Decisions will be made by 9/30/12

Next cycle:

  • Applications due – 12/31/12 for events happening 3/1/13-5/15/13
  • Decisions will be made by 1/15/13

Applications and supporting materials must be received by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the due date.

Criteria for Athletes:

  1. United States citizen of good moral character and social conduct.
  2. USJF Membership:
    • Must have been a USJF member for the previous two consecutive years.
    • Must be currently registered.
    • Must be member of USJF charter club at time of application.
    • Must be a member of a yudanshakai.
  3. The applicant must send a simple written request explaining the travel grant request, amount of the request, and the anticipated outcome of the travel (i.e., improving judo skills by attending workshops, travel for training, or travel to competitions). In the event of a yudanshakai wanting a workshop conducted by one of these qualified athletes the yudanshakai should make the request.
  4. The USJF President shall appoint the Planned Giving Director as the chair and its additional members.
  5. Except under unusual circumstances individual grant requests shall be for no more than a maximum of $1,000.
  6. No single athlete can be directly funded for more than $2,000 in a single year.

Applications: The application form is here on the USJF web site.

Please e-mail applications both to:

The B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grants could not be made without the commitment and dedication of the Grant Committee:

    Roland Fernando
    Julie Koyama
    Leslie Minot
    Dale Swett