Thank you for being part of this year's

CSA Surfing Scholars Program!

How it works...


Each of this year's applicants have submitted their application and you have received a copy by email.  The first THREE FOCUS AREAS encapsulate the CSA/Lorton Mitchell Surfing Scholarship questions, and FOCUS AREA #4 is specific the the ILC supported Stan Searfus Stoke Award. Please submit your score (1-100) for each FOCUS AREA in the form below. Easy! There is also a space for you to add comments you may have about the application process.  

    Applicant names have been removed but you will see the “blinded” applicants in the drop down menu below.  The questions they were asked in each FOCUS AREA are also listed below (as the questions themselves are not listed in the email application you received).  

A few "rules of the road:"

  • If you personally know any of the applicants and feel that you can not objectively take part in this process as a judge, please let us know right away so we can reassign.

  • Each applicant was asked to respond to the same questions and any award decisions will be based solely on their submitted responses.

  • Please do not collaborate with other judges during this process... your evaluation of the applicants is meant to stand on its own and your scores will be combined with the scores of the other judges.

  • If you have suggestions for next year's process (e.g. "We should ask applicants about..."). Please let us know so we can continue to improve our process.

You should also know that…

  • We are awarding 3 scholarships this year, including the inaugural Stan Searfus Stoke Award (aka “The Stan Award”).

  • Once all judges submit, High and Low scores are trimmed and the rest are averaged.

  • An ILC Representative will join in to score FOCUS AREA #4. The Stan Award will be awarded based on the responses to FOCUS AREA #4.

  • The CSA Scholarships will be awarded to the Top 2 applicants based on their responses to all FOCUS AREAS.

  • Your scoring is CONFIDENTIAL. If there is a need to "open our process" to others.. only the combined scores from all judges will be shared. The names of our panel will be shared, but not how they scored the applicants.

How has surfing impacted you so far, and how do you think surfing may impact you in the future? What are your future plans? How will you use the scholarship?
How have you been committed to surfing culture and/or the environment in Coronado? Describe any activities (like participation in clean-up events, competitions, or recreation) that you feel demonstrate this commitment.
Tell us about any of your unique qualities or passions...
Let us know how you have spread the STOKE of surfing and love of the ocean to others throughout you high school career. Are you an optimist... how do you show it to others? How have you fostered camaraderie and connections to others in your community?
Feel free to add any comments to your submission.. Totally optional!