My grandfather (Lloyd E. Harding) was a high school chemistry teacher for many years. He believed that everyone should go to college and get a higher education. He also believed that hard work pays off and should be rewarded. Unfortunately he passed away in December of 2021. I share the same beliefs as my grandfather. However, I know that most students come from families where college is not an option due to their financial situation. I created this scholarship fund in memory of him because it stands for what he believed in (hard work pays off and everyone should go to college) I also enjoy giving back to my community. With that being said, the winners of my scholarship will be students who have given back to their community whether it be volunteering, community service, or some other way because giving back to your community takes hard work, and I believe it should be rewarded.