Friday, April 3, 2009

Local Youths recipients of the 2009 ISA Individual Scholarships!

** 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


naynay said...

Congrats to Dario and James!!!! Hope to see upcomming grom Tyrone Murray receiving such honor soon!

naynay said...

Congrats to Dario and James!!!! Hope to see upcomming grom Tyrone Murray receiving such honor soon!