Since 2017, The Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy has taken pride in having of one of the best Kids Jiu-Jitsu Programs in Arizona. Many Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy kids have excelled greatly both on and off the mat. We attribute this to our focus of strengthening community among our coaches, parents and students. In 2019, The Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy received a grant to start a program for underprivileged youth and youth dealing with the ever growing issues of bullying. With this grant the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy Kids Scholarship Program was born. We will be awarding kids with a one year, leading into a lifetime Scholarship (as time and money permits) as they become available. While we would love to be able to provide sponsorships to all applicants, we do request that the child meets the following criteria for eligibility:

1) Financial Hardship: Our program is focused for youth who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay for Jiu Jitsu lessons. Financial hardship includes, but not limited to: (Low income, Parent Unemployment, Parent Disability)

2) Academics: Student must be between the ages of 4-17 attending a public, private or home school and have legal US status.

3) Commitment/Dedication/Attitude: The child is crime and drug-free, the child is driven, has a desire to learn, is willing to succeed in the art of Jiu Jitsu, and can readily listen to instruction and execute tasks. We request that participate in at
least 2 classes a week. The child is respectful to others including coaches and fellow students and exhibits good behavior on a consistent basis.

4) Support Group: The child has a committed support group that will be able to transport them to and from classes 2-3 times a week. The Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy does not provide transportation to any students at this time. We also stress the importance of parents or guardians to watch their students during class. We have observed that the best students are those who have active parent/guardian involvement.

There are 3 phases to the application process:

1) Written Application: Applicant will fill out an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2) Group Class Participation: Applicant will participate in a group intro class in order to assess how well they will do with group/team participation and responding to the coaches.

3) Individual Interview: Applicant and family will be interviewed by our coaches.