Paco Strickland Scholarship

William Thomas “Paco” Strickland was a WBLA member, avid surfer, and accomplished musician who was heavily involved in our community in many ways. He passed away on January 21, 2013, at age 60 after a valiant 4-year battle with multiple myeloma.

In 2023 the WBLA will award at least one (1) $500 scholarship in Paco’s honor to a member who is actively involved in the club.

2023 application window is closed.

Basic Scholarship Requirements

  • Current high school senior, college student, or trade school student
  • Current (paid in full) membership in the WBLA
  • An active participant in one (1) or more of the WBLA committees and/or WBLA events.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • List any past and current WBLA Committees, WBLA Events, and Other Surfing Events in which the applicant has been actively involved.

Application Deadline

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2022 WBLA Scholarship recipients, Callie Hertz (Flagler College) and Liz Kramer (University of North Florida).