** Our very own Junior Rippers Dario Jordan and James Philips to recieve Scholarships. Special thanks to SATT secretary Warren Rostant for long hours putting their applications together and making this happen on behalf of the SATT!
Salinas, Ecuador, April 1st, 2009) The International Surfing Association announced yesterday, the forty recipients of the 2009 ISA Individual Scholarship Program during an ISA Development Meeting held at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Ecuador.
This is the third consecutive year that the ISA holds the Scholarship Program. The program started in 2007 with only five grants awarded and within one year expanded it to 20 scholarships. For 2009, the ISA increased the program by 100%, issuing 40 scholarships to Under 18 junior surfers from 22 countries. The ISA received over 80 applications from 24 countries for this year’s program.
Before announcing the winners, ISA President Fernando Aguerre said: “I believe the Scholarship is a huge step forward by the ISA in areas of the world where we can never do enough. Together, we are supporting the dreams and hopes of good students who are also good surfers. We went from five to 40 scholarships in three years and we´re hoping to reach 100 in a couple of years.”
After careful review by the Scholarship Selection Committee, the ISA announced the following surfers as ISA Surfing Ambassadors in every corner of the world. The recipients are inspirational human beings, great surfers and students who want to succeed in surfing and school.
The ISA is able to provide scholarships due to the generous support from Quiksilver Foundation, Billabong, Reef Redemption, and Global Surf Industries, Inc.
2009 ISA Scholarship Recipients
Brian Masmut –Argentina Martín Carricart –Argentina Joaquín Castanon –Argentina Dominic Reisch –Australia Amiya Doyle - Australia Ametza Nicholls –Barbados Jade Niccols –Barbados Jordan Heaselgrave –Barbados Victor Bernardo –Brazil Isaac Norman –Canada Tomás Villegas –Chile Camilo Hernández –Chile Manuel Mesen –Costa Rica Alberto Muñoz –Costa Rica Carlos Muñoz –Costa Rica Roberto Rodriguez –Ecuador Brandon García –Guatemala Freddy Morales –Guatemala Henry Rivera -Guatemala Garren Pryce –Jamaica Leon McKenzie –Jamaica Nao Omura –Japan Arashi Kato –Japan Aman Ashraf –Maldives Itzel García –Mexico Jayda Martin Fitzharris – New Zealand Joaquín del Castillo – Perú Juninho Urcia – Perú Miguel Tudela – Perú Pedro Alcobia –Portugal Christian Rivera –Puerto Rico Brandon Benjamin –South Africa Bright Ntuli –South Africa Khaye Ngcobo – South Africa Lucía Martino –Spain Darío Jordan –Trinidad James Philips – Trinidad Federico Longo –Uruguay Christian Arballo –USA Demi Boelsteri –USA