The Life Is Better When You Surf® (LIBWYS) Global Surf Industries Scholarship Program is going to give kids across the USA, Australia and New Zealand the chance to get a step up with their surfing and schooling.

The Life Is Better When You Surf® (LIBWYS) Global Surf Industries Scholarship Program is going to give kids across the USA, Australia and New Zealand the chance to get a step up with their surfing and schooling. Global Surf Industries (GSI) will be awarding $1000 to be used for educational purposes and giving two surfboards to each scholarship recipient. We know that this is an amazing opportunity for kids to take their surfing and education to the next level.

The LIBWYS Scholarship Program is focused on surfing enjoyment and reaching out to help students take the next step towards reaching their potential. LIBWYS Scholarship recipients will showcase the positive values of surfing among their peers and in their community. Scholarships are not awarded on competitive surfing achievement, but on encouraging kids towards a bright future in surfing and education.

GSI will award scholarships to 16 students in the USA in 2017, and 14 scholarships across Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

Are you 10-14 years old and love surfing and school? Do you want two new surfboards and $1000 towards a school trip, new equipment or a computer? We’d love to hear from you!

There are a couple of things you’ll need to prepare before applying:

  • A short essay (maximum 200 words) on why Life Is Better When You Surf
  • A short video or photo essay showing us why you deserve this scholarship
  • A letter of recommendation from your Teacher, Coach or Mentor
  • And of course, permission from your Parent/Guardian to apply for this scholarship

Applications are open for the USA from September 18 – October 15 2017, 2017 and successful applicants will be notified October 30, 2017. Applications for Australia and New Zealand open December 18, 2017.

If you need help with your application please email gsischolarshipapplications@surfindustries.com.

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Be Part of Providing a Scholarship

You can also help provide scholarship to kids right here in South Florida, consider donating to help an under privileged kid head to camp this summer with Island Camps.

Island Camps partners with amazing organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach to provide scholarships to children in need. Each year we hold events to raise the funds needed to provide these scholarships. If you would like to help a child but cannot attend one of our fundraisers, you can donate directly online today through the Kirk Cottrell Fund.  Please use the link below to donate directly and receive your tax-deductible receipt.

Share the gift of surf & donate to The Kirk Cottrell Foundation Fund!

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