Are you a high school senior graduating this year? Do you surf? Are you involved in water activities? Maybe a steward for the local environment? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then please take a look at our scholarship application below. We have an environmental scholarship and would love to award it to a deserving qualified local student. In an effort to support the future of our ocean centered community and its fragile ecosystem, OCSC will award up to $10,000 total in scholarships to our local high school seniors. We want to pass on the stoke to the next generation! If you think you would make a good Ocean City Surf Club scholarship candidate, please complete the application below. Please send completed application to or mail to the address listed on the application. Good Luck!

OCSC Environmental Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarship

Mission Statement: The Ocean City Surf Club was formed to celebrate our ocean community, its heritage and future. Firmly rooted in the rich surf history of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia , the “club” will support area youth through scholarship and mentoring; always fostering respect for others, the ocean and our fragile eco-system. Young, old, local, visitor: all are welcome in this non-profit, beach-centered organization. The OCSC, its members and sponsors, shall make all effort to enhance our community with charity, service and pro-active initiatives.

In an effort to support the future of our ocean centered community and its fragile eco-system, OCSC will award a $4000 scholarship. We realize that volunteering is its own reward; we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. That is why we sponsor this award. If you think you would make a good Ocean City Surf Club scholarship candidate, please complete this application and tell us about your volunteer efforts with OCSC or other local environmental group. Send it to the email or address listed on the application.

Good luck! In addition, even if you do not win a scholarship, we applaud your efforts to make your community and the world a better place.

Deadline: Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by April 15st to OCSC as a complete packet together.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Student in Worcester Co. School
  • Volunteer experience with OCSC or other local environmental group OR long term or ongoing environmental projects may be substituted
    Merit based
  • High School senior
  • Be entering college as full time student in fall of current year
  • 3.0 GPA unweighted
  • Significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteer.

Application materials:

  • Essay
  • Complete application
  • Official high school transcript (photo- copy accepted)
  • Proof of acceptance in higher learning institution
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations.  Cannot be the same person
    • One from sponsoring faculty member
    • One from community service organization

Please feel free to submit any supporting materials that you think we should see, for example, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, documentation of volunteer hours worked.  Make sure that your name and phone number are on all additional materials.  Anything you think would help us make our decision.

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Essay Question: (up to 750 words)

Tell us where you volunteer and why. How do you feel this helps our environment? Tell us about one (1) to three (3) meaningful experiences. What is your role in the organization? What have you accomplished as a volunteer?

I certify that all information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I will notify the designated club to which I have submitted this application if there are any changes.

I understand that my application and supporting materials become the property of Ocean City Surf Club (OCSC) upon submission, and that OCSC shall have sole discretion in using these materials for the purpose of publicizing the scholarship.

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