Application Deadine is September 28, 2012
History of the Program
The Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo was established in 2009 to provide direct financial assistance to aspiring judo athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings.
Requests for assistance are considered for coaching, specialized training and/or travel. An individual may request up to $5,000. The Fund was established by Richard Ader and is replenished through earnings on the endowment and donations.
Guidelines and Application
What is the purpose of the Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo?
The goal of the fund is to relieve aspiring elite-level female judo athletes of the financial burden associated with competing at higher levels and to permit them to concentrate on their training.
Who will administer the Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo??
The Women’s Sports Foundation administers the program.
What are the eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria for the program?
1. Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and be eligible to compete for a U.S. national team.
2. An individual may be awarded only one grant per calendar year.
3. Grants awarded that cannot be used by the recipient for its intended purpose must be returned to the Women’s Sports Foundation office.
4. Individuals applying for this grant are evaluated based upon the following criteria:
a. Financial need
b. Present and potential level and ranking
c. Lack of support from traditional sources
d. Role of award in continued participation and advancement
e. Potential impact of grant on advancing women in sports
f. Contribution to greater visibility of female athletes
g. Priority given to those who present a plan for reimbursing the grant in the future, whether financially or otherwise contributing to women’s sports.
What is the amount of the program?
A total of $5,000 in grants will be awarded each calendar year.
When are deadlines and other relevant dates?
Online applications must be submitted by 5pm EST on Friday, September 28, 2012. Grants will be awarded by December 31, 2012. Any application that is late, incomplete, faxed or requesting funds for an event or purchase of equipment that will occur before the applicant would receive the grant money will NOT be accepted.