Growing up in a world where we are constantly faced with harsh realities, we often wonder how we can bring about the change that we all so desperately wish to see. Through this scholarship, we are asking students to start thinking about how they can make a difference. We know that difference will not be instantaneous, but planting small seeds is how a beautiful garden grows. Our goal is to increase the number of scholarships that we can provide each year in hopes that those students will continue to pay our vision forward. The Red Balloon Scholarship is open to all students. We believe that positive influence can be achieved through any path taken in life. We chose the symbol of the red balloon, because it represents the hope and the light that we want to bring to our world.