By: Sierra Maupin, Barbizon International

Ever dream about what it’d be like winning $100K? For Kristen S., that dream just became a reality!

At Barbizon, we are company that believes in empowering the youth through education. Over a decade ago, we created Barbizon’s $100,000 College Tuition Scholarship with this goal in mind. By awarding our scholarship recipients, Barbizon becomes a part of their educational journey and the foundation upon which they build their careers.

From Lafayette, our most recent winner is Kristen S.  This fifth grader is goal-oriented and eager to grow through higher education pursuits. Learn more about her below.

What are you interested in studying in college?

 Sports, early childhood education, or math

What are your current extra curricular activities?

Basketball, gymnastics, music, writing, and dancing

What are three things you can’t live without?

How would your friends describe you?
Silly, brave, athletic, smart, and nice

If you were given the power to change any one thing in the world, what would you change?

What made you enter the $100,000 College Tuition Scholarship?

 I felt it would be a great opportunity for my future. 

What do you feel makes you a good candidate for this scholarship?

I look forward to attending college making my mom proud and playing basketball.

What made you sign up for Barbizon?

My mom signed me up because I am really talented. I love to sing and write music, dance, act, model, gymnastic and basketball, track, volleyball. I am a package. 

How did Barbizon help you?

I learned how to be more confident in front of a crowd and walk the runway. I am able to take good criticism and not care what some people say.

What did you like best about Barbizon?

Being a part of the Barbizon Atlanta competition, going to the workshops, doing improv and acting out a scenario with a partner.

What do you think has stuck with you most from your Barbizon classes?

My confidence level being on stage in front of a big crowd and interacting with people model walk.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering Barbizon?

It’s a fun, good experience. I feel I can be me and show the world my talent and personality. They should join the Barbizon family. 

To date, Barbizon’s college scholarship program has awarded $1.6 million.

Enter here for your chance to be the next recipient of Barbizon’s $100,000 College Tuition Scholarship.