Six Wisconsin High School Seniors Win BBB’s “Student of Integrity” Scholarship

May 08, 2014
Milwaukee, Wis. – The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 “Student of Integrity” Scholarship.

The Student of Integrity Scholarship is intended to give high school seniors who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values the opportunity to continue his or her education beyond high school at an accredited college. It is sponsored by the BBB Wisconsin Foundation and ethical Wisconsin companies.

The winners are: Allie Broeniman of Appleton East High School; Miranda Thesing-Ritter of Eau Claire Memorial High School; Megan Baker of Waterford Union High School; Caleb Klaty of Oconomowoc High School; Juanita Fernandez of Whitnall High School in Hales Corners; and Margaret Fuhrman of Wauwatosa West High School.

Each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend an accredited college of their choice.

The students were chosen out of approximately 600 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 is critical and must emphasize overcoming obstacles and demonstrating ethical leadership at a young age. Community involvement, volunteer activities, awards and honors, are all considered by a panel of 10 judges.

“Choosing the final six candidates was exceptionally difficult, since we received a record number of applications this year”, said Ran Hoth, BBB Serving Wisconsin CEO and President. “There were so many impressive students, making it a challenge to choose just six. All of the scholarship winners should be proud. They are exceptional students with bright futures and they are all on the path of becoming vigorous, ethical leaders.”

The 2014 scholarships are sponsored matching grants from BBB of Wisconsin Foundation, Baird, Briggs & Stratton, Dave Jones, Inc., and Jericho Resources, Inc.

For more information or further inquiries, and to contribute to our 2015 scholarship, please contact the BBB Serving Wisconsin at or 414-847-6000.

For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at or 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), 608-268-2221 (Madison) or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin). Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on TwitterFacebook and You Tube.
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