NSSA - National Scholastic Surfing Association

The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.

The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.


Dear ISA Members, (en español más abajo)


The ISA apologizes for the link errors on previous 2014 ISA Individual Scholarship Program e-mails. There was a coding error caused by the e-mail distribution host that they have now corrected. Please find the active link below.  


The ISA Individual Scholarship Program is one of the most important tools that you, as a National Surfing Federation and Member of the ISA, can use to help the development of the sport of surfing in your country with young surfers who are at a economic disadvantage.


Receiving an ISA Scholarship can be a life-changing event for a young surfer, as it has been for the 192 surfers from 45 countries, who have received the award since the start of the program in 2007.  


The ISA is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2014 ISA Scholarship Program through our online application system. The deadline for submitting 2014 ISA Scholarship applications is May 31st. (To view the application, Click Here!


This year, the ISA will award 50 scholarships of US $1,000 each.  Scholarship recipients can use these funds for school expenses or to pay for equipment and contest fees to advance their development as surfers (surfboards, travel, etc.). 


The ISA Scholarship Program is open to all junior surfers, ages 18 and under as of December 31, 2014.  Applicants must prove real financial need, be enrolled in school, be an outstanding role model to their surfing community, and be recommended by their National Surfing Federation.


We urge you to make sure your national junior surfers receive the opportunity to participate in this generous ISA Program by sharing the link with qualified candidates, assisting with the application process when needed, and providing letters of recommendation.  The ISA will also be promoting the program publicly, with the online form available to all eligible surfers.


Thank you in advance for your participation in the ISA Individual Scholarship Program!


Kind Regards, 
Summer Nelson 
ISA Membership Manager