The East Bay Judo Institute is proud to announce this year’s recipients of The East Bay Judo Institute Alumni Scholarship, Henry Warmerdam and Maxime St. Jean.
Henry is a two-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship and a dedicated contributor to the dojo. In addition to training with the competition class, he assists with the beginning kids’ class and competes on a regular basis. In late 2017, Henry won his first national title, at the President’s Cup in Dallas, TX. He maintains high standards in both school and judo, with aspirations for the Olympics.
Like Henry, Maxime is a long-time member of the dojo. He returned to the dojo in 2017 after a year in Ireland, where he continued to train, winning the Ireland high school judo championship. Since his return, Maxime has participated in multiple tournaments with the competition group and assists with the beginning kids’ class, while maintaining a stellar GPA at El Cerrito High School.
We are proud to have Henry and Maxime as contributing members to our judo family, and to honor them both with The East Bay Judo Institute Alumni Scholarship. The $1,000 tuition waiver will be split equally between Henry and Maxime.
About The East Bay Judo Institute Alumni Scholarship:
In the words of founder and former member Dedra Worley:
“Over the years I have received many requests from my Alma Mater to support new projects, programs and future students. It has always been my belief and honor to support and give back to those organizations and communities which have been a part of my own personal growth. I am sure this principle was nurtured in me during my time at East Bay Judo Institute. In this time of my life, I am seeking not only to help the organizations that have influenced my life but to touch individuals who are on a path familiar to me. For these reasons, I would like to sponsor a student at East Bay Judo Institute.”
The scholarship will be issued in the form of a $1,000 tuition waiver for one year. Any excess funds may be used towards other judo related expenses (ex: judo gi, tournament entry, etc.), which would be issued in the form of reimbursement. If funds are insufficient to cover tuition for the scholarship year, the student will be responsible for the remainder of the expenses.
In the case of student non-participation in program due to injury or other circumstances, funds will be used during the same scholarship year by EBJI to pay tournament entry fees for EBJI Youth to 18 years of age in approved local tournaments.