Surfers’ Environmental Alliance Scholarship


**The information below was taken directly from the SEA’s website.  For more details, follow the link below.**

SEA Scholarships

http://www.seasurfer.org/sea-scholarships

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements that are inherent to the sport of surfing. Our goals are achieved through grassroots efforts, community involvement, education and humanitarian efforts. We engage in projects that strive to conserve the quality of our marine environment, preserve or enhance surf breaks, protect beach access rights, and safeguard the coastal surf zone from unnecessary development.

We are proud to announce our first scholarship opportunity.  Please read the following application guidelines and complete the application.

We are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic years. Please follow these instructions: 1. Carefully read the eligibility guidelines provided below before submitting your application and supporting documents. 2. Complete the Scholarship Essay Submission section in its entirety. ELIGIBILITY GUIDE-LINES1. High School students must be entering a 2 or 4 year college or university, currently enrolled and returning college and graduate students may also apply.2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and must enroll full-time for the Fall 2013 semester.

3. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

4. To be eligible for this award you must  answer both of the following two essay questions: in under 1000 words, “Why is keeping the ocean pollution free, and accessible to beach-goers important to you?” and in under 500 words, describe your career plans, community activism, and personal ambitions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by May 15, 2013.

Primary considerations for awards are: 1. SCHOLARSHIP.  Submit your essays and application outlining your aspirations and community involvement,   (The maximum annual award is up to $3,500.   SEA will award up to 6 separate scholarships for the 2013 – 2014 year.)2. EXCELLENCE. Official academic transcripts are required and must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.  Transcript must include grades through the second semester of the 2012-2013 high school academic year or the first semester of the Fall 2012 academic year for college/graduate students.  (Transcript should be sent to; Surfers’ Environmental Alliance, 543 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ  07740.

3. ACTIVISM.   One letter of recommendation is required from a community service organization with which the applicant has been actively involved.

SCHOLARSHIP DECISIONS

Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision in early June 2013.  Awards are granted for one year only.

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