Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship

Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship

Congratulations to our first annual award winner, Alexiss Rivas!


Alexiss Rivas


Ventana has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wood surfboardsbodysurfing handplaneseco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet.


Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is committed to being the most environmentally responsible surf company on the planet. We donate at least 5% of our profits to ocean conservation, and we're proud to offer the Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship to stay true to that mission.

Click to Apply for the Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship

We want to help bright and meritorious students who care about the conservation of our oceans and surf breaks. We do not want any deserving student to discontinue their studies because of financial constraints. This is an annual award of at least $4000 along with a gift of Ventana eco apparel. The award is given annually to a deserving and motivated applicant as determined by the Ventana co-founders after reading all applications and essay submissions.

Applications will be accepted until July 15 of each year with the winner announced every August 15.

Ventana will request a photo of the winner and video of themselves explaining how they plan to use the scholarship money. The video and photo may be used on social media.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship, click here. Our scholarship is managed by and is tax deductible for donors. If your company has a matching program, search your organization's system for the Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship via Bold Foundation Inc.

Thank you for your commitment to ocean conservation!

See you in the water,

David & Martijn
Ventana Co-founders 

 Martijn Stiphout and David Dennis