IKS Foundation News (Scholarship Application and more)

Originally posted by Shihan Maistrosky

As we progress through the new year, we wanted to take a few minutes to update you with some news concerning the Independent Karate School Scholarship Foundation (our legally independent, charitable arm of the IKS):

  • CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  Each year, the IKSSF board of directors considers applications from High School Seniors, who have plans for higher education after graduation, to receive our annual scholarship award (given in memory of Craig Hutchinson).  If recipient(s) are chosen, their school of choice will receive a cash award, that has been raised through various fundraising and donation campaigns.  Candidates are evaluated based upon Academic achievement, Extracurricular involvement, and Financial Need.  We have distributed our updated application over email. If any potential applicant needs a copy, please email the school and we will provide you a copy. 

  • FUNDRAISING AT THE RIVER CASINO:  A popular fundraising method for nonprofits in New Hampshire over the last few years is Charitable Gaming.  Local businesses are able to operate various games of chance in the State of NH, provided that a minimum percentage of their profits are distributed to Nonprofit charities.  At the River Casino Bar & Grill (53 High Street - Nashua), a handful of charities are selected each year to receive a donation based on the Casino's activity for different 10 day periods.  Last year, the IKSSF was fortunate to receive a modest donation for a 10 day stretch.  We have recently learned that we will also be a beneficiary for 2019.  You can help us by spreading the word to your family, friends and co-workers to visit the Casino and participate in their games of chance during our selected benefit period (March 2 - March 11).  35% of all casino profits during that stretch of time will be donated directly to the Scholarship.  Talk about a great deal!

  • AMAZON.COM: Don't forget... if you're doing any online shopping with Amazon, be sure to first visit our website (www.iksnh.com) and scroll to the Amazon link at the bottom.  Using that link, a portion of your final purchase price will be donated back to the Scholarship by Amazon.

Questions or suggestions? Please feel free to tell us!

Sunish Oturkar