The International Surfing Association (ISA) is once again awarding academic scholarships to junior surfers.
The main objective of the 2010 Individual Scholarship Program “is to provide financial support to junior surfers who demonstrate an actual need, in order to facilitate an experience in surfing while encouraging the importance of education.”
The money must be used by the recipients to travel to surf contests and/or upgrade their surfing equipment, as well as to foster their education.
Nova Scotia surfer Isaac Norman was one of 20 scholarship recipients in 2008.
Who is eligible?
All junior surfers who were 17 years of age or younger on January 1, 2009 and are enrolled in school and in good standing.
Applicants must also have a credible financial need for a scholarship that could not be provided by their families, sponsors or local government. In other words, the scholarship must make a big difference in a surfer’s academic and surf career.
And finally, applicants must be an inspiration to others.
The deadline for applications is December 11, 2009.
For more information on the ISA scholarship program or to apply, please contact Canadian Surfing Association President John Fluke by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org