La Jolla, California, October 19, 2016 – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to announce that it has awarded USD $20,000 of Scholarships to 35 young surfers from 21 countries around the world as part of the 2016 ISA Scholarship Program.
The ISA Scholarship Program offers financial aid to surfers who are under 18 years old to further their education, pay for travel to surf contests, pay for contest fees and upgrade their surfing equipment. Athletes are considered based on their needs as well as their dedication to Surfing and academic performance.
The ISA Individual Scholarship was established in 2007 and has awarded more than 300 scholarships worth USD $248,500 to further the education and surfing careers of young surfers in need.
Many previous ISA Scholarship winners have gone on to compete at national and international Surfing competitions with the help of the ISA’s financial aid and five of this year’s scholarship winners also participated at the 2016 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in the Azores in September.
Argentina’s Abril Solis, Brazil’s Raul Bormann, Morocco’s Aboubakr Bouaouda, Peru’s Daniella Rosas Vega and South Africa’s Angelo Faulkner were the 2016 ISA Scholarship winners that were selected to represent their country and compete in the historic edition of the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship which set a record for athlete and country participation.
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