The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Blank Leadership Scholars
In the fall of 2022, Babson welcomed the third class of The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholars.
Selected for their outstanding academic achievements and potential, the Blank Leadership Scholars represent the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders who will lead change needed to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Together with the 2024 and 2025 cohorts, they’ll contribute to defining and shaping the future of Babson’s Blank School, and the future of the scholarship. They join the existing Arthur Blank Scholarship recipients, undergraduates who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential, academic achievement, and financial need. Since 2002, Mr. Blank has awarded 68 Babson students the Arthur Blank Scholarship.
Meet the 2026 Cohort of Blank Leadership Scholars
Layla Al-rashed '26
The child of immigrants, Layla Al-rashed '26 started her activism early.
Lillian Bedard '26
For lacrosse superstar Lilly Bedard '26, the sport plays a defining role in her life.
Kathy Do '26
Kathy Do '26 isn’t afraid to try new things.
Cristina Gonzalez '26
Cristina Gonzalez '26 hopes to redesign education globally.
William Holland '26
William Holland '26 finds opportunities in challenges.
Kaitlyn Pristawa '26
Kaitlyn Pristawa '26 wants to continue to combine her passions: softball, entrepreneurship, and environmentalism.
About the Scholarship
The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based award. Scholars can receive an additional $2,500 during their junior year to develop their unique talents and pursue their personal passions.
The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who embody Blank’s leadership qualities, and the foundational values of the school.