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Kristen Baldwin wins $10,000 Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Scholarship

Kristen Baldwin of Winter Garden, Florida is the 2021 recipient of the $10,000 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.

This scholarship is worth double this year in honor of the 30th anniversary of namesake Barbara Bolding's death.


“I am so extremely honored to be selected for the 2021 Barbara Bolding/Jim GrewScholarship, especially on such a monumental anniversary year. This scholarship supports my future on and off the water, allowing me to follow both my career and athletic goals," says Kristen.


“Winning this scholarship is a major turning point in my education. It supports my abilities on and off the water, encouraging me to follow my dreams in the film industry,” says Kristen 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.


Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation preserves and celebrates the history of all towed water sports and promotes these sports through our Scholarship Programs and the Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame.