In 1992 under the direction of Tim O'Brien, the American Taekwondo Association established the H. U. Lee Scholarship Foundation to honor its founder, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee. He was an extraordinary man and visionary who committed his entire life to making the world a better place through education, respect, and philanthropy. He had a love for people, especially children, and through his international martial arts organization, he helped make their dreams a reality.
The H.U. Lee Scholarship Foundation is a private, 501 © 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of respect, discipline, and courtesy through the martial art of Taekwondo. For over 10 years, the Foundation has helped more than 50 young adults across the
Eligibility Requirements for the National Scholarship
Applicants will be considered if they are current high school seniors who:
- Will graduate from an accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
- Have received a letter of acceptance form to an accredited
college to pursue full time study beginning no later than September 30th; U.S.
- Have taken the
SATand/or ACT educational tests and received a minimum combined score of 1100 and/or 27, respectively;
- Exemplify the skills obtained through the American Taekwondo Association such as discipline and perseverance;
- Have registered with the Selective Services, if required;
- Have never been convicted of drug possession or distribution;
- Submit a complete application, along with a sealed copy of their high school transcripts, including the signature of their school's director of admissions across the envelope;
- Submit two (no more than two) letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to their character;
- Submit an essay (up to 500 words)
- L. Taekwon Lee. 2005 H.U. Lee Memorial Foundation Scholarship Applications will be available April 2005 and can be obtained through your instructor. For more information on the H.U. Lee Foundation and how you can help, please contact Julie Hopkins at 501-568-2821 x2298 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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2005 National Scholarship Winners:
$3,000 Grand Master H.U. Lee Scholarship - Amy Tuyet Bui
$3,000 Grand Master H.U. Lee Scholarship - James P. Hemphill
$3,000 Grand Master H.U. Lee Scholarship - Nicole Lynn Pepperl
$1,500 Grand Master Soon Ho Lee Scholarship - Robert Anderlik
$1,500 Grand Master Soon Ho Lee Scholarship - Jacob P. Adams
$1,500 Grand Master Soon Ho Lee Scholarship - Sarah Wynn
$1,000 Chief Master Allemier Scholarship - Lindsy Mann
$1,000 Chief Master Clark Scholarship - David Geisinger
$1,000 Chief Master In Ho Lee Scholarship - Jennifer Von der Heiden
$1,000 Senior Master G.K. Lee Scholarship - Melissa Chrysty
$1,000 Senior Master M.K. Lee Scholarship - Max Merfeld
$1,000 Senior Master Ceasar Ozuna Scholarship - Timothy Alan Norton
2005 Regional Scholarship Winners:
|Sun C. Lee
First Lady of Taekwondo
Sun Cha Lee has been the First Lady of Songahm Taekwondo for over 26 years. She stood by her late husband's side from the beginnings of the ATA and has preserved and carried on his efforts ever since. Mrs. Lee's life story is a true success. Ironically after years of support to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. In 2000, once again, she was faced with cancer, but this time it threatened her beloved husband. Grand Master H. U. Lee passed away in October, 2000 after a valiant battle against it supported by his family. Mrs. Lee has set out to make a difference for the children of our world as an ambassador of Songahm. She is currently the Chairman of the Board of the H. U. Lee Memorial Foundation and strives to provide a better education through scholarships to students who have persevered through challenges. As a wonderful example of courage, Sun Lee's perseverance has been an inspiration to us all.
Lucas Taekwon Lee
National Director, HULF
Lucas Lee was appointed National Director of the H. U. Lee Memorial Foundation in 2001. Since his birth, Songahm Taekwondo has been an integral element and foundation for his life. Named after the martial art, Taekwon Lee has served under his father, Grand Master Lee in many capacities. He began working part-time at ATA Headquarters at the age of 14 changing light bulbs and typing up rank certificates. Soon he earned his instructor title and began teaching Taekwondo classes. Years later, he worked as an Executive Administrator for his father, even succeeding to become an intern at the White House under the administration of Grand Master Lee's student, President Bill Clinton. Currently, Mr. Lee is a 4th Degree Black Belt and former World Champion. He has spanned the globe along side his father to spread the spirit of Songahm and continues to do so.