The Balloon Race Scholarship Committee would like to thank the campus community for their support in the purchase of our pins and tickets that enable the Balloon Race Scholarship Committee to award our two yearly scholarships.
The University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee has been in existence since 1986, has awarded scholarship funds since the early 1990's and distributed scholarships to students each year since 1999. The committee exists solely to raise the money to award two scholarships a year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student.
Each year the committee designs a new balloon pin and secures prizes donated from the community. Also, the committee donates six balloon rides for the drawing in the University’s sponsored balloon.
In addition to selling pins and drawing tickets prior to the race, the committee also supports a hospitality tent advertising the university and has pins available the day of the Race. Often our scholarship recipients donate their time at the hospitality tent taking donations for pins and talking about the university.
On Race weekend, all committee members can participate as much as possible by crewing for the university balloon and helping at the hospitality tent.
The Balloon Race Scholarship Committee's Grand Prize will be a ride in our balloon at the GRBR (weather permitting & rider must be over 18 years old). There will be 6 rides raffled: for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday fly dates (9/9, 9/10, and 9/12/21).