ESA Announces its 2018 Marsh Scholarship Recipients

September 9, 2018 – The Eastern Surfing Association has announced its 2018 recipients of the Marsh Scholarship. Funds are granted to current ESA members who are attending college to assist with tuition, books and other related expenses.

“We had an increased number of applicants this year,” said Michelle Sommers, ESA’s executive director. “It can be a difficult choice when we have several strong candidates, however, the trustee’s voting was consistent to determine the three top recipients.”

ESA SSC’s Cory Jackson. Facebook photo.

Cory Jackson, a member of the Southern South Carolina District was awarded the top award of $3000.

“The ESA has always been a huge part of my life growing up,” said Jackson. “It’s awesome to gain their support through the Marsh Scholarship as I start this new chapter in my life at Flagler College.”

Kat Neff from the Southern North Carolina District and Tommy Tillett from the Outer Banks District each received $1500  for their efforts.

Neff will be attending the University of North Florida studying business. Tillett has been accepted into the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

The ESA wishes the best of luck to all the applicants.

For more information about the ESA’s Marsh Scholarship, please visit

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