Prior Winners

Prior winners of the US Cup Taekwondo Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee Memorial Scholarship are listed here. To apply for next year’s scholarship, see the Scholarship page.

2019-20 Winners

The recipients of the 2nd annual Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee Memorial Scholarship in 2019 were Joshua Duvall of Manchester, CT and Rohit Kantipudi of Madbury, NH. We congratulate these two accomplished students, each of whom received $1,000 for tuition to higher education based on their personal character, scholarship, and achievement in Taekwondo.

Joshua Duvall

“Tae Kwon Do is a constant in my life. I began practicing at United Tae Kwon Do when I was four, where I eventually achieved my black belt under Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee. Tae Kwon Do helps shape how I affect the world around me; its tenets encourage me to make a difference when I can. I take the discipline and training Tae Kwon Do instills in me and apply it to everything I do.”

Hometown: Manchester, CT
College: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Rank: 1st Dan

Rohit Kantipudi

“In my ten years of training, I’ve only missed seeing Grandmaster Park [Park’s TKD, Portsmouth, NH] at the dojang three times. This is a spectacular testament to the benefits of Taekwondo on the practioner. Experiencing the great respect Grandmaster Park wields in the Seacoast area and all the physical benefits he’s gained have made me want to reach higher in Taekwondo.”

Hometown: Madbury, NH
College: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Rank: 2nd Dan

2018-19 Winners

The recipients of the inaugural Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee Memorial Scholarship in 2018 were Krister DG Barclay of Craftsbury, VT and Leslie D. Hernandez of Manchester, CT. We congratulate these two accomplished students, each of whom received $1,000 for tuition to higher education based on their personal character, scholarship, and achievement in Taekwondo.

Krister DG Barclay

“The sport has taught me the mental aspect that I live by everyday: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. Taekwondo has taught me to set short and long term goals, striving to reach excellence in the sport. Setting goals in taekwondo has also taught me to set goals in school, other sports, and other aspects of life.

This scholarship will help me focus more on my major and help me further achieve academic excellence.”

Hometown: Craftsbury, VT
College: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
Rank: 2nd Dan

Leslie D. Hernandez

“Being a part of the Taekwondo community has helped me make decisions in life as well as help me understand the importance of prioritizing…I’ve gained strength, courage, and a family from martial arts who have helped and supported me.

Ever since beginning my studies at MCC, I have experienced so much and learned so many new things to help me along the way to my degree. Not only my degree, but a way to better my future for my daughter and me.”

Hometown: Manchester, CT
College: Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Rank: 3rd Dan