Student of Integrity Scholarship

College Scholarship for Incoming High School Seniors

The Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation Sponsors BBB's First Endowed Student of Integrity Scholorships
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is pleased to announce its first endowed scholarship from the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation.  Click here for more information.

Scholarship Program Information
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (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 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. 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, although academic transcripts, one reference letter and outside activities will also be used by the judges in making their final decisions.

The deadline for the 2017 scholarship has passed. The 2018 deadline will be in late September.

Applications for the 2018 scholarship will be accepted only from Minnesota and North Dakota high school seniors in the 2018-2019 school year.

The scholarships are 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 will take place in late October 2018.

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


Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

  • Anna Athey, Minnetonka, MN - $2,500
  • Anson Allard, Chanhassen, MN - $2,500
  • Sarah McGoldrich, Edina, MN - $1,000
  • Morgan Killen, Stillwater, MN - $1,000
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  • 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
  • Josie Pechous, Hastings High School - $5,000
  • Ashlen Wright, Sheyenne High School - $2,500
  • Gaurav Behera, Century High School - $2,500
  • Thomas Thompson, Crosby-Ironton High School - $2,500
  • Pay Poe, Roseville High School - $1,000
  • Carter Northey, Lincoln High School - $1,000