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 annual scholarship opportunity for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.  Please read the following application guidelines and complete the application.

We will be accepting  applications for the 2020-2021 academic years from March 1, 2020 through May 15, 2020.


1. The following students are eligible:

  1.  High School Seniors who will be attending a college or university in the fall

  2. Current undergraduate students who will be returning as an undergraduate in the fall or will be entering a Masters or Doctorate program in the fall

  3. Masters or Doctorate students who will  be returning in the fall 

2. Applicants must intend to be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2020 semester.

3. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

4. To be eligible for the Environmental Studies Scholarship, the applicant’s major must focus on the Environmental Studies/Sciences (Preference will be given to students focused on marine studies.).  To be eligible for the Benjamin J. Keiser Memorial Scholarship, the applicant’s Major must focus on Coastal Engineering.



  1. Environmental Studies Scholarship (Up to $10,500 available).
  2. The Benjamin J. Keiser Memorial Coastal Engineering Scholarship (Up to $3,500 available).

Please note more than one candidate may be awarded a scholarship.  


Please include the following in your application: 

  1. Address the information outlined in this link
  2. Provide an academic transcript with your application
  3. Please include a sealed letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or civic/community leader.
  4. You can apply online with the form below and if your selected you will still need to mail your sealed letter of recommendation and transcripts. 

Applications should be sent mail to:

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance
543 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision by June 30, 2020.  Awards are granted for one year only.

View Scholarship Requirements

We will be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic years from March 1, 2020 through May 15, 2020.