About USKJA Scholarships

Great children don’t just happen! 

The formation of children into confident well-mannered, and successful young adults is a process that includes caring and supportive parents, inspiring teachers, wholesome enrichment activities, well-developed programs, and positive role models. 

While the martial arts is the center of what we do at the Vero Beach Karate Association, we learned many years ago that it could also be a vehicle to enrich people’s lives through character building and personal development activities. 

We have carefully developed a variety of worthwhile and fulfilling activities, and these “enrichment” activities distinguish VBKA from many other martial arts schools. 

At VBKA we value education and encourage, support, and reward it in many ways!  


Academic success is a high priority at the Vero Beach Karate Association. Students are encouraged to work for academic excellence.  Three achievement programs sponsored by VBKA highlight and focus on excellence in school: 

The Academic Achievers Program 

Student Excellence Award 

College Scholarship Program 

The pinnacle of VBKA’s support for academics is the College Scholarship Program. 

Students who earn their Black Belts with VBKA and are going to college can receive up to $1,000.00 for a 1st Degree Black Belt, $2,000.00 for a 2nd Degree Black Belt, and $3,000.00 for a 3rd Degree Black Belt. 

This year we must raise $23,000.00 for our graduating seniors. 

In total, VBKA has awarded graduating Black Belt seniors nearly $325,000 in college scholarships. 

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