2010 ISA Individual Scholarship Recipients Announced

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Piha Beach, New Zealand
January 27, 2010

The International Surfing Association announced the recipients of the 2010 ISA Individual Scholarship Program during the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in New Zealand.

The ISA Scholarship Program has consistently grown since it first started in 2007 due to the generous funding from Billabong, The Quiksilver Foundation and Reef Redemption, and the continued support from ISA member nations.

For 2010 the ISA will be issuing 25 scholarships to Under 18 junior surfers from 20 different countries. The ISA received 77 applications from 29 countries for this year’s program.

ISA President, Fernando Aguerre said about this year’s Scholarship Program: “I believe the ISA Scholarship Program is a huge step forward for the ISA to contribute to bettering the lives of junior surfers around the world. Together, we are supporting the dreams and hopes of good students who are also good surfers.”

After careful review by the Scholarship Selection Committee, the ISA announced the following surfers as ISA Surfing Ambassadors. The recipients are inspirational human beings, great surfers and avid students who want to succeed in surfing and school.

The 2010 ISA Scholarship Recipients are:
Ana Martina Gainza – Argentina
Armani Green – Jamaica
Belko Contreras – Chile
Benjamin de Castro – Angola
Carlos Cervantes – Mexico
Cesar Reyes – Ecuador
Colby Stanley – Spain
Donghoon Kim – South Korea
Hussain Rasheed – Maldives
Ian Ross Schweden – Trinidad and Tobago
Jarred Veldhuis – South Africa
Jean Carlos Gonzales – Panama
Jean Carlos Mendez – Costa Rica
Juninho Urcia – Peru
Mahorahora McLeod – New Zealand
Mamadou Mbengue – Senegal
Marissa Shaw – United States
Miluska Tello – Peru
Naomi Kabayashi – Japan
Nicolas Bulla – Venezuela
Papi Makanyane – South Africa
Roger Vuuanza – Angola
Ronald Hastings – Jamaica
Tassy Swallow – Great Britain
Tobias Ortells – Argentina