The Chris Kelsall Memorial Scholarship
The New England Warrior Camp 2017 “The path continues…” is proud to announce the return of its scholarship program. In the past, it was known as The John & Jane Dojo Scholarship… We are pleased and proud to say after consulting with Christine Warren Kelsall and receiving her support and blessing, we have renamed the scholarship after our dear departed friend and buyu, Chris Kelsall or The Chris Kelsall Memorial Scholarship… Chris himself, a recipient of this scholarship, and a great supporter of NEWC, would be proud and we felt Chris exemplified the true spirit of NEWC: Open arms, open mind, and open spirit. Chris passed away just before camp last year and I remember one of the last visits I paid him, he admonished me how much he wanted to attend camp that year. Well now, Chris will live on in the hearts and minds of all who support NEWC and receive the scholarship in his name. Gassho!
Here is the criteria:
Each year someone would like to attend NEWC but cannot afford to. Because of a generous anonymous donation made back in 2007 NEWC started the John & Jane Dojo Scholarship, now the Chris Kelsall Memorial Scholarship which allows two folks to attend camp cost free and here is how:
1. A person is sponsored by three peers in writing or e-mail with a brief description of why they are being recommended
2. The request is reviewed by NEWC directors and their decision is final
3. Processed on a first come first serve basis recipient & sponsors are contacted. In keeping with the spirit of the scholarship recipients are not made aware of the sponsors. The deadline for this years scholarship is September 15th 2017…
If you know someone who fits the criteria, why not advocate and sponsor on their behalf.