Better Business Bureau Foundation Gives $16,000 to Students

October 10, 2013

DENVER – The BBB Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the BBB Denver/Boulder, announced today its $10,000 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship 2013 winner.

Keylen Villagrana Juarez of Denver West High School won this year’s $10,000 Student of Integrity Scholarship. She impressed the volunteer selection committee with her application including a compelling essay about being a passionate character builder, as well as with her personality during the interview process.

The BBB Foundation’s $10,000 Student of Integrity Scholarship is awarded

each year to an economically disadvantaged student and provides them with an opportunity to continue their education beyond high school and become a future leader in Colorado’s workforce.

Additional scholarships were awarded this year thanks to the generosity of BBB Accredited Businesses, sponsors and donors.

Miguel Valles of Grand Valley High School in Parachute won a $5,000 scholarship. He captivated the committee with his inspiring story of leadership and perseverance.

Rikki Salas of Denver West High School won a $1,000 scholarship. Her story, accomplishments and personality appealed to the committee.

Each student will be honored and formally presented with their

scholarships at the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust luncheon

ceremony on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel in downtown Denver. Guests will also enjoy the scholarship

presentation emceed by KOSI 101.1’s Murphy Huston and an acceptance speech given by Keylen.

Thanks to the philanthropy of attendees and all donors, the BBB Foundation is able to continue to assist Colorado’s future leaders. Visit for more information, to donate and/or purchase tickets to the luncheon.

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About the BBB

The BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, BBB Business Reviews , BBB Charity Reports and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.

About the BBB Foundation

The Denver/Boulder BBB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to consumer, business and marketplace education. It is the philanthropic arm of the BBB Denver/Boulder and provides education outreach to ensure the development of a strong and ethical marketplace.