Funds target young community role models
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 July, 2015 - For the ninth consecutive year, the International Surfing Association (ISA) Individual Scholarship Program is officially open to qualified, under-18 surfers around the globe. The ISA Individual Scholarship Program is a life-changing event for young surfers.
A total amount of $50,000 will be distributed in 2015 ranging between $100-$1,000. To date, the ISA has awarded more than $228,500 in scholarship funds to further the education and surfing careers of 267 individuals from all around the world.
The ISA Individual Scholarship Program seeks to award under-18 surfers [as of December 31, 2015] that are currently enrolled in school, recognized by their National Surfing Federation and demonstrate a financial need.
Scholarship funds are designed for three general purposes including: materials for education, surfing equipment as well as general fees as they relate to surf competition and training.
“I can now surf without having to worry about what I will eat and wear once I get out of the ocean,” said 8-year-old Anthony Rabbi, the youngest scholarship recipient of 2014.
“The ISA Individual Scholarship is a one-of-a-kind program that gives opportunity to underage surfers that truly deserve it,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “Each year the ISA proudly provides scholarship funds to applicants all over the world who we believe embody the righteous spirit of surfing. If you know a surfer that is pursing education, surfing, demonstrates a financial need who can be considered a role model for their community please send them information to apply.”
For more information about the 2015 ISA Individual Scholarship Program, and to formally submit an application, visit — ISA Individual Scholarship Program