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Jim Grew increases money for Barbara Bolding Scholarship beginning in 2022

Jim Grew says the cost of attending college or university is only going up. So, in a positive spin on current events, Jim is putting a little inflation into the Barbara Bolding Scholarship.

As of 2022, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Barbara Bolding Scholarship will be increased from $5000 a year to $10,000 a year. The Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship was established in 2001 and is given to a qualifying female who attends a four-year accredited college and skis primarily in AWSA, NCWSA, or USA-AWSWS tournaments.

"It was time to make this happen," says Jim.

Jim Grew is a massive supporter of the foundation and of all things water skiing! Jim was a 2013 Inductee into the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame.

Kristen Baldwin of Winter Garden, Florida was the 2021 recipient of the Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship. Kristen is a sophomore at Arizona State University majoring in Film and Media Production.

The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has helped them grow both personally and academically.

To find out more about our scholarship program or to apply go to or email


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