BBB Foundation Serving Denver/Boulder Announces 2016/2017 Scholarship Winners

April 27, 2017

DENVER, COLORADO — The Denver/Boulder BBB will be awarding $34,000 in scholarship funds to six Colorado High School students on May 11 in partnership with Regis University.

While partnering to recognize these young scholars, BBB and the Regis University WELL Center College of Business and Economics also are hosting a panel of Colorado business leaders about ethics in the workplace at its inaugural Elevating Ethics Scholarship Award Ceremony and Panel at 5–7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11, in the St. Peter Claver, S.J., Recital Hall on Regis University’s Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Myklebust, Banking Commissioner, State of Colorado
  • David Bauman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Chair, Management and Leadership Department, Regis University College of Business and Economics
  • Scott Kaplan, Co-founder, Ratio Beerworks
  • Maria Quijada, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regis University College of Business and Economics
  • Ryan Siurek, Chief Accounting Officer, Vail Resorts

BBB will recognize the following BBB Student of Integrity Scholars:

  • Daniala Mohammadi - $10,000 Student of Integrity Winner – Daniala Mohammadi, who will graduate from South High School in June, grew up in Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran, and moved to Denver in 2013. She is passionate about helping others. Daniala plans to attend the University of Colorado Denver to study medical engineering. She hopes to develop prosthetic solutions and other medical inventions to help children worldwide. She’d like to launch an international nonprofit to end domestic violence.
  • Marco Ramos - $10,000 Tech Scholarship Winner – Marco Antonio Ramos attends Arickaree High School at Anton, Colorado. He is the eldest of five and plans to attend the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall to study engineering.
  • Norberto Morales - $5,000 HVAC Scholarship Winner – Norberto Morales, who was born in Denver, acts upon the change he seeks. He believes it’s not what you do in public that defines you, but what you do and who you are behind closed doors. Norberto attends Abraham Lincoln High School and will attend the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall.
  • Madison Younker - $5,000 Tech Scholarship Winner – Madison Younker attends Grand Junction High School and plans to study engineering at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She loves mathematics and hopes to have an impact on future technology. In high school she plays volleyball and basketball and runs track, and is involved in the yearbook and student government.
  • Moriah Weir - $2,000 Health Scholarship Winner – Moriah Weir, a senior at Jefferson Academy in Broomfield, is excited to major in biology at Regis University in the fall. In her free time, she loves photography, hiking, reading and exploring the city with her friends and family. She is grateful for all of the support that her three younger brothers, parents, teachers and friends have given her during high school.
  • Kaitlyn Rodriguez - $2,000 Women In Tech Scholarship WinnerKaitlyn, who attends Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, plans to pursue an aerospace engineering major in college then join the U.S. Marine Corps and become a pilot. She volunteers through JROTC at the Food Bank of the Rockies.


About the BBB Foundation: The Denver/Boulder BBB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting tomorrow’s marketplace and the future of the Denver/Boulder business community by providing ethics education and opportunities for students and youth. It is the philanthropic arm of the Better Business Bureau Serving Denver/Boulder. For more information or to get involved visit

Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. For more information, visit