Bryan Barrow Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Barrow family invites you to help support the Bryan Barrow Memorial Scholarship Fund. To contribute to the fund, which provides a $1,000 two-year renewable scholarship to one graduating senior, please click the "Donate Now" below.

Message from the Barrow Family:

Bryan Barrow lived life with no regrets. He was a very loving, sensitive and caring person. He always greeted you with open arms, a smile on his face and a promise that he was there for you--through thick and thin. Bryan would do anything he could to make you feel happy and good about yourself. His smile was contagious and his goofy sense of humor always made you laugh. Bryan loved life and lived it passionately. He had a positive attitude about everything and looked at the glass half-full, not half-empty.

Bryan could make you laugh when you felt like crying; he could give you strength when you felt weak; he could give you hope when you felt totally hopeless. He was a "fixer," and wanted nothing more than for everyone around him to be happy and fulfilled.

The person Bryan looked up to the most was his brother, Erik. They were connected at the hip since the day Bryan was born and did everything together. Bryan couldn't wait to finish high school and join his brother at Colorado State University. It was a dream they both had as they took the next step in life.

Bryan was very gifted in sports, music and art. He made difficult tasks look effortless.

He was a natural athlete. He loved snowboarding in the winter, sailing and kneeboarding in the summer, and playing soccer and skateboarding year-round. He also had a fearless determination and commitment to excellence in whatever he put his mind and heart into. That dedication turned a life-long dream into a reality when, two weeks before his tragic automobile accident, Bryan was asked to join a skateboarding team and became sponsored by Van Shoes. A video of Bryan's skateboarding talent is on

Bryan also had another talent as a beautiful musician and artist. When he was in 6th grade, he wrote and recorded a song called "Mystic Mountain" that won first place in the Shawnee Mission School District's Perspectives Contest. He also loved to jam with his friends, playing the drums or the keyboard.

A very important decision Bryan made when he first received his Driver's License was to become an organ donor, a decision that resulted in 5 people receiving the gift of life when Bryan lost his life on March 14th, 2009.

After the accident, we decided to honor Bryan's legacy by establishing the "Bryan's Way Foundation." One of the goals of this foundation is to help other students achieve their dreams through the Bryan Barrow Memorial Scholarship. This will be a 2-year scholarship awarded to one student who exemplifies "Bryan's Way." This would make Bryan happy, knowing he will continue to help others achieve their dreams.

Bryan's favorite verse in the Bible was Joshua 1:9, which became the corner stone to the Bryan's Way Foundation: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

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