Student of Integrity Scholarship

College Scholarship for High School Seniors

Scholarship Program Information
Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. BBB will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who personify all of the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Scholarship money is awarded directly toward winners' post-secondary education expenses (tuition or room/board only) at any accredited institution.

Students are asked to read and consider the 20 principles found on the document entitled UncommonSense, select one or more of the principles and write an essay or create a video that gives a specific, personal example of how s/he was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how s/he overcame the situation by the application of high character and personal ethics.

The essay must be 1,000 words or less or if you prefer to do a video, it must be between 30 seconds to 3 minutes long. The application must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and post-secondary plans.

Entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges and judging will be based mainly on the content of the essay or video, although academic transcripts, one reference letter and outside activities may also be used by the judges in making their final decisions.

The deadline has passed for the 2016 scholarship.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship will be accepted only from Minnesota and North Dakota high school seniors in the 2017-2018 school year.

The scholarships were presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate ethics in their business practices. The BBB Torch Awards ceremony took place on October 27 from 11:00am - 1:30pm at McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

For further information on the Student of Integrity Scholarship please contact Mackenzie Kelley at 651-695-2482 or by e-mail at

Thank you to our Scholarship Sponsors
North Star Resource Group
CenterPoint Energy
Northland Group
My Pillow
SPIRE Credit Union
Citizens Independent Bank
Valley Pools & Spas

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

  • Allyson Gillen, Mahtomedi, MN - $4,500
  • Jasmine Ochoa, Oakdale, MN - $2,500
  • Micayla Bitz, Mandan, ND - $2,500
  • Brooklyn Vollmer, Wing, ND - $2,500
  • Rebecca Haller, Glenburn, ND - $1,500
  • Ashley Solvie, Morris, MN - $1,000