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Kendra Nathan receives $10,000 Scholarship

Kendra Nathan of Canyon Lake, California is the 2023 recipient of the $10,000 Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship.

Kendra is an incoming Sophomore at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette majoring in Hospitality Management. “I am completely honored and overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for the generosity shown by the Bolding family, as well as Jim Grew and the scholarship selection committee. This scholarship will help support my future both on and off the water," Kendra says. Kendra currently competes on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Water Ski Team in slalom, trick and jump. She has also competed in many prestigious events around the world including the Masters, Junior U.S. Open, and Junior Canadian Open. She is a member of the Canyon Lake Ski Club and volunteers as a senior three-event judge for their tournaments as well as for their annual community "Breakfast with Santa" event.

“Being awarded this scholarship will help me take steps to further my aspirations in the hospitality management industry, while continuing to better my skiing and better myself in everyday life," she says. 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. The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation is very proud of our young athletes and honored to support their future academic needs. You can help support our mission by joining or donating to the foundation.


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