LAEP Senior Mya Kotalac Wins Scholarship from the Eastern Surfing Association
26 August 2017
Photo courtesy of Eastern Surf
The Eastern Surfing Association has awarded its 2017 Marsh Scholarship to Landscape Architecture senior, Mya Kotalac (BA Landscape Architecture ‘18). The academic scholarship supports current members of the Eastern Surfing Association who are currently enrolled in college and is the largest and longest running scholarship program in the U.S. surfing community.
“I am so grateful to receive this scholarship, especially from the surfing community I grew up with competing in the ESA,” she said. Following graduation, Kotalac plans to apply to the master’s program of landscape architecture at Harvard as well as UC Berkeley. “Thank you, ESA, for your support towards my educational goals. My family and I are extremely grateful!”
The ESA’s Marsh Scholarship began in 1981 to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the Marsh Family, specifically Mike Marsh who set an example by earning his law degree while fighting cancer. Over 120 awards have been made and over $150,000 has been awarded. ESA’s executive director Michelle Sommers said, “The ESA’s Marsh Scholarship is another example why this organization is about more than just surfing. It was a difficult decision as we had many qualified applicants. We are proud of the achievements that Mya has made, and cannot wait to see what her future holds.”