or in our case, it is $31,000! With the fifth 12 months of CSEF upon us, we determined to go all out with the scholarships and doled the aforementioned quantity to 14 fortunate skate boarders for his or her educational pursuits. We continued our partnership with

. Give a read-through to see the heaviest class to this point for CSEF. —

Monyell Sessoms (CSEF Dean’s Record Scholarship)

Hailing from the nice state of North Carolina, Monyell Sessoms is at the moment midway by means of her research. She’s working in direction of a level in political science with a minor in historical past on the revered Howard College in Washington, D.C. Rising up as a political activist and engaged group member, her post-graduation aim is to achieve expertise as a political editor earlier than getting into the world of training as a professor. When she’s not grinding away in school or working in direction of her objectives, you will discover her volunteering with mutual support organizations throughout D.C. or serving to at meals banks again house in Raleigh. As for her skating? Nicely, Monyell is the president of the unofficial Howard College Skate Membership, creating an inclusive surroundings for all—so ‘nough stated.


Hitting all of the checkmarks of what we wish our scholarship recipients to signify and extra, Monyell is certainly one of two recipients of the first-ever CSEF Dean’s Record scholarship. She will probably be receiving a verify for $3,000, and we hope to get an invitation to the subsequent HU Skate Membership occasion!

Max Harrison-Caldwell (CSEF Dean’s Record Scholarship)

EXTRA! EXTRA! Max Harrison-Caldwell, magazine contributor and esteemed skate journalist, is getting a scholarship! Max not solely began the group information part for his college newspaper The Occidental, however he’s additionally been nominated for the Society of Skilled Journalists’ Mark of Excellence for In-Depth Reporting. He accomplished a bachelor’s at Occidental Faculty, then Max headed north to begin a profession as a reporter for The Frisc in San Francisco. By means of his experiences as a reporter, Max set his sights on furthering his abilities by means of a Grasp’s in Journalism at UC Berkeley. Now getting into his first 12 months as a graduate scholar, Max will proceed his journey as a author with a purpose to ship journalism that may have an effect on change on a higher scale. Along with being a incredible author, he has volunteered for SkatePal and Free Motion Skateboarding, connecting with youngsters in numerous elements of the world and bringing skateboarding to them. And whereas many will say the pen is mightier than the sword, Max’s sword—aka his skate recreation—is sharp sufficient to chop it with a few of his favourite professionals (we’re you, Ryan Lay).


A ripper and scholar of this caliber is a primary instance of what we search for in our candidates. Max is certainly one of two recipients of the first-ever CSEF Dean’s Record scholarship. He will probably be strolling away with a cool $3,000 to kickstart the primary 12 months of graduate college.

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Danielle Haase (Publicity Scholarship)

Having simply graduated from College of Southern California, Danielle is taking the subsequent step ahead by returning to USC to attend the Keck College of Drugs. She is going to begin the official journey towards changing into a health care provider. Her aim is to be a major care doctor specializing in group well being. She hopes to assist girls from marginalized teams to beat the a number of boundaries in place within the healthcare business. If that doesn’t already deliver a tear to your eye, then the checklist of volunteer teams she’s been part of will: VOICE, SCALE and Mind Train to call just some. On high of that, she additionally helps girls and queer skater meetups by means of Auntie Skate within the USC space. And it’s also possible to discover her within the streets with the Worble crew! That spectacular C.V. helped her land certainly one of our Publicity scholarships, incomes a pleasant $5,000 in direction of her desires. Additionally, Danielle is the primary applicant to offer citations in her essays. Hats off to you for that!

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Vanessa Crambell (Publicity Scholarship)

Chi-City signify! Vanessa is at the moment chipping away at a Grasp’s in Social Work at Grand Valley State College. Rising up and realizing the shortage of range and shared experiences within the social companies area, Vanessa needs to be the change within the system. To this finish, they hope changing into a licensed medical social employee will allow them to advocate for and assist the subsequent technology of their group. They’re already being the change at house by performing as a medical advantages navigator for LGBTQA+, BIPOC youth in addition to facilitating skate meetups with Chicago-based collective FroSkate. Seeing Vanessa already being the change they needed to see of their group, it was no shock they had been chosen to obtain $5,000 Publicity scholarship. This may assist them end their final 12 months sturdy. However the huge query is, can we get some FroSkate Dunks?

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Alexia Lomeli (Rollin’ From The Coronary heart Ian “Poods” Barry Scholarship)

Coming again for one more scholarship with us is Alexia Lomeli. Coming into her senior 12 months on the College of California Santa Cruz, Alexia is wrapping up her diploma in psychology and eyeing a profession in neuropsychology. She has ready for fulfillment with earlier work in her hometown of Chula Vista as a paraprofessional with non-verbal and visually impaired elementary college college students. With regards to the outdated plank and 4 wheels, you will discover Alexia hitting the bowls at Linda Vista or ripping by means of Washington Road like her favourite skater Lizzie Armanto.


We’re proud to announce Alexia as the primary recipient of the Ian “Poods” Barry scholarship in partnership with Rollin’ From the Coronary heart. This scholarship was created to spotlight and assist skate boarders from the higher San Diego space who present exemplary activism inside their respective communities. Recognized for being a real skateboarder that was down for any rail, Poods was perhaps greatest recognized for the love he had for everybody he knew and the unwavering compassion prolonged to these he got here throughout. Together with her longstanding historical past of giving again to the youth of Chula Vista and having the center of Poods, Alexia will probably be receiving $2,000 to assist her end senior 12 months sturdy and maintain her on monitor to realize her objectives!

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Bryson Nihipali (Rollin’ From The Coronary heart Zane Timpson Scholarship)

Bryson is finding out communications and the cinematic arts at USC. What started as a ardour for capturing photos from the world round him ultimately led to a knack for storytelling with an emphasis on sharing the tales of those that hardly ever get a voice. Through the pandemic and a quick reprieve from college, Bryson was in a position to reconnect to a part of his native Hawaiian-Filipino roots when he grew to become a member of the Pacific Island Scholar Affiliation and labored with the Pacific Island ethnic artwork. Outdoors of his research and group work, Bryson is the person behind the lens capturing each images and movies of his skate crew.


Bryson’s affinity and dedication to the humanities and the methods they’ll spotlight narratives to create optimistic social modifications helped us choose him as the primary recipient of the Zane Timpson scholarship in partnership with Rollin’ From The Coronary heart. As you could know, Zane wasn’t solely an incredible skateboarder, however a multi-disciplinary artist with a bachelor’s diploma in cinema. His scholarship highlights skate boarders pursuing an artwork or art-adjacent diploma who’re match to hold the torch fffurther. Bryson is greater than worthy and he will probably be receiving $5,000 to assist his dream to inform tales that may influence the world.

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Ha Vet Nguyen

Our second repeat recipient this 12 months, Ha Vet is getting into her closing 12 months of medical college! Finding out osteopathic drugs at Touro College, she has set her sights on changing into a trauma/important care surgeon with the aim of working in rural, mountainous areas to aide underserved populations. As a skater and snowboarder who has been a neighborhood within the Portland, Denver and Bay Space scenes, this profession aim clearly is sensible. Ha Vet has volunteered with Skate Like a Woman in each the Bay Space and Portland. Extra just lately, she based a skateboarding membership at Touro. Moreover, she has been a frontline energetic healthcare volunteer all through the pandemic. Thanks to your service, and congrats on securing a second CSEF scholarship!

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Alana DeVito 

With an undergraduate diploma from Concordia College, Alana is constant their path in sound design by pursuing a Grasp’s of Sound Artwork at Columbia College. As a musician, producer, composer and sound artist, they goal to turn into a professor within the sound artwork subject—in addition to a movie composer and sound designer. In these roles, Alana seems ahead to inspiring different non-cis males to enter the audio subject. Alongside their educational research, Alana is closely concerned with Publish Vibez, Sk8 M8s and the Concordia Electroacoustic Research Scholar Affiliation—the primary two of which Alana helped discovered. We’re proud to say that their first 12 months at Columbia is coming with a CSEF scholarship.

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Alex Pourfard

Alex is a San Diego native who only in the near past completed his undergraduate diploma on the College of California Santa Cruz. With one diploma accomplished, Alex packed his baggage and headed again house to begin a Grasp’s in Local weather Science and Coverage on the prestigious College of California San Diego: Scripps Institute of Oceanography. He goals to assist create a wholesome coastal growth coverage off the shores of Southern California. Alex has made a distinction by volunteering with a number of nonprofits for environmental conservation and skateboarding. Now that you simply’re down south once more, we look ahead to extra NBDs on the Pyramid—no strain!

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Erick Lopez

Working towards a profession in psychiatry, Erick is finding out Molecular, Mobile, and Developmental Biology and Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience at Yale College. You gotta be fairly good simply to say that. As a psychiatrist in low-income Latino communities, Erick hopes to assist youth in areas just like the one he grew up in. He’s already giving again to his roots by means of creating connections and employment alternatives for Latinx college students and volunteering with HAVEN because the Director of Affected person Companies. HAVEN finds medical health insurance choices for uninsured individuals and undocumented communities—primarily the Spanish-speaking group in New Haven. Hopefully we see a clip on the Ingalls Rink this semester for us! 

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Sylvie Bishop 

Our youngest scholarship recipient this 12 months, Sylvie is starting her sophomore 12 months at Madison Faculty in Wisconsin. Her research in Liberal Arts are serving to her arrange for a switch to the linguistics program at UW Madison. With a ardour for spoken languages and nonprofit work, Sylvie is seeking to be an interpreter within the authorized or medical clinic areas. Each time she finds free time between college and dealing 40 hours every week, Sylvie’s closely concerned with FQSN (Femme and Queer Skate Evening), organizing and supporting meetups at a neighborhood DIY. We won’t wait to see what this subsequent 12 months brings!

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Hadi Chaaban

Hadi research laptop science on the College of Central Florida and plans to turn into a software program engineer after incomes his diploma. He’s already created an app that tracks one’s carbon footprint and recommends methods to cut back it. That impressed him to work within the medical and environmental fields—programming for good! Hadi can also be the long-time Environmental Director of Seminole State Volunteers, together with volunteering on the Affiliation of Islamic Charitable Tasks, representing his Lebanese Muslim heritage loud and proud. Whenever you’re not out filming within the streets of Orlando, assume we are able to get a correct trick counter app for the session, Hadi?

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David Briceno

Recent out of his undergraduate program at College of California Berkeley, David is transferring throughout The Bay to the College of California Hastings Faculty of Regulation in San Francisco. Because the son of a Venezuelan immigrant, he will probably be utilizing his regulation diploma to signify underserved individuals in his group. With regards to skateboarding, all of us owe David an enormous thanks, as he’s consistently on the prowl to repair up skate spots and construct DIYs. Heck, he even made some obstacles for Maxallure’s contest at third and Military!

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Adrian Aguilar
After starting school as a philosophy main, Adrian took an enormous curiosity in his personal individuals’s story and the shortage thereof in lots of textbooks about U.S. historical past. Decided to make their voice heard, Adrian is now a Latino research main at San Francisco State College with desires of educating social and ethnic research at the highschool degree. He’s already taken the primary steps of supporting the subsequent technology by means of working as a skate teacher in Culver Metropolis and volunteering the nonprofit Coronary heart of Los Angeles helping center college college students from his neighborhood with their homework (the identical program that supported him as a youth). The longer term is simply trying extra promising for Adrian and we’re completely happy to help in your senior 12 months!

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