Paco Scholarship

The William “Paco” Strickland scholarship was founded in honor of “Paco” Strickland. He’s love of surfing, people and music exemplify the spirit of the WBLA.

In 2016, Dylan Brian Wishart earned the scholarship. Dylan is a  musician and freshman at Cape Fear Community college studying in the healthcare field. He is an active member of the WBLA and participates and volunteers at club events. His enthusiasm and positive attitude are representative of the spirit of surfing.


Basic Scholarship Requirements

  • High school senior or college student
  • Current membership in the WBLA
  • An active participant in one or many of the WBLA committees or events.


Application Requirements

  • Complete the attached application in its entirety
  • List any past and current committee or events in which you have been actively involved.


Application Deadline

  • The application must be turned in by August 31, 2016, to one of the WBLA officers or in the WBLA mailbox on August 31.

Paco Scholarship Application