Barzun Prize for Youth Engagement award winner announced

Fulbrighter Samantha Friedman has been awarded $10,000 to run a project in her host community in Scotland, for the second annual Barzun Prize for Youth Engagement. 

The Barzun Prize is an annual award created and funded by former US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and his wife Brooke to fund projects by US Fulbrighters in their local host community. Fulbrighters pitch their projects using short videos to communicate their idea and its potential impact.

Samantha’s project aims to help children with Autism from Buchanan High School in Glasgow by improving their outdoor learning space by working with community members and sixth form students. Runner-up Faye Zhang received a prize of $1,000 towards her project.

The award was presented at a ceremony at King’s College London on 28 January 2019 by Matthew Barzun. Guests in attendance also include Fulbright scholars, former and current Fulbright Commissioners and Fulbright and King’s College staff members.

Former US Ambassador Matthew Barzun with Samantha Friedman and King’s College Provost/Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences), Professor Evelyn Welch

Former US Ambassador Matthew Barzun with Samantha Friedman and King’s College Provost/Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences), Professor Evelyn Welch

Barzun Prize for Youth Engagement winning video

Samantha Friedman 

 

View runner-up Faye Zhang's video here.

For pictures from the prize-giving, see the Flickr album.