Student Surfers: Win Money for School

International Surfing Association will Give Away $24,000

The International Surfing Association (ISA) will dole out $24,000 in scholarship money to junior surfers in 2008. The contest is the first to provide monetary support to surfers who not only show skill and daring on their boards, but show as much commitment to their educations.

Eligible surfers:

  • Must be 18 or younger.
  • Must be active in surfing.
  • Currently enrolled in school: high school or college.
  • Demonstrate academic prowess and financial need.
  • Be a role model for younger surfers.
  • Contest is open to an international audience of surfers.

In 2007 ISA launched the scholarship with $6,000 in prize money. For its new and much improved 2008 junior surfing contest, the ISA is proud to have Quiksilver and Billabong as its corporate sponsors.

How to enter:

  • Applicants must include a report card or transcript, two letters of recommendation, a surfing action photo, and a “headshot” photo.
  • In 500 words or less, write an essay on the topic, “What I would like to achieve as a surfer.”
  • Winners must sign a contingency agreement that states they will only be eligible for the scholarship if they stay in school.

Applications are available on the ISA website and must be submitted no later than November 30, 2007. Junior surf contest winners will be announced sometime in January 2008.

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