This is Esteban Chaves. He’s a 17-year-old surfer from Costa Rica who is excelling in school as well as improving his surfing skills. Esteban was selected for the ISA Scholarship Program in 2013 and 2014.
Esteban would like to give his mother, who works hard to support him, some financial relief. Thanks to the ISA Scholarships, Esteban will have money pay for his surf trips, school supplies, surf gear, and trainer.
Esteban has been a particular stand out student in the classroom. He has managed to keep high grades while receiving high praise from his school director, who has described him as “responsible” and “committed”.
Esteban says that this money is helping him work towards his goal of becoming a professional surfer and he sends “Pura Vida” from Costa Rica to the ISA.