May 10, 2012, Milwaukee, Wis. – The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 “Student of Integrity” Scholarships.
The winners are: Andrew Goodman, of Brodhead High School; Joseph O’Grady, of Waukesha North High School; Chloe Siamof, of Appleton West High School; and Marie Wothe, of Amery High School.
Each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend an accredited college of their choice. In the fall, Goodman will attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; O’Grady will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Siamof will attend Yale University; and Wothe will attend Brigham Young University.
The students were selected from approximately 500 applicants. To earn the scholarship, students must be a high school senior with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 – among other requirements. They’re requested to write a short essay describing how they build character in themselves and in others, and how they will build character in the future. The essay, along with their community involvement, volunteer activities, awards and honors, are all considered by a panel of 12 judges.
“It was difficult to choose only four students from the hundreds of remarkable candidates,” said Randall Hoth, Wisconsin BBB president/CEO. “There is a wealth of young people in Wisconsin with high character and integrity. Each of these winners has an impressive academic and community service record, and has already made a positive impact on their communities. I expect that they will be strong, ethical leaders someday soon.”
The BBB of Wisconsin Foundation would like to thank State Collection Service in Madison and Briggs & Stratton for providing matching funds to sponsor this year’s scholarships.
The Student of Integrity Scholarships are intended to give high school seniors who has demonstrated character, leadership and ethical values the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school at an accredited college. This is the third year that scholarships have been awarded. Information about the 2013 Student of Integrity Scholarships will be sent to high schools statewide or posted on the BBB’s website – www.wisconsin.bbb.org/scholarship -- beginning in the fall.
For more information about the Student of Integrity scholarships, contact the Wisconsin BBB at 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), 608-268-2221 (Madison) or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin).