BBB Now Accepting Applications from High School Seniors for $2,000 College Scholarships

January 16, 2018

The BBB is pleased to announce that in 2018 it will again be awarding $2,000 Student of Integrity Award Scholarships to twelve high school seniors in its service area: three from metro Omaha and southwest Iowa (Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties), three from metro Lincoln and greater Nebraska, three from the Kansas Plains (all KS counties except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte) and three from South Dakota. Home-schooled students may also apply if they live in these areas.

The BBB Student of integrity Awards were created in 2007 to recognize and nurture future ethical business leaders. Independent panels of judges from the academic and business communities in Omaha, Lincoln, Wichita and Sioux Falls select the scholarship recipients who best demonstrate their commitment to honesty and accountability inside and outside of the classroom.

These scholarships are made possible by BBB’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This Foundation exists to educate consumers about marketplace issues and charitable giving practices, and it seeks to reinforce BBB's mission of advancing marketplace trust. "Each year we are inspired by the hard work, community involvement and integrity of our applicants," said BBB President and CEO Jim Hegarty. "We are looking forward to learning about our applicants and announcing the winners."

The application guide with full details and required forms can be accessed here. The winners will be announced in April. For more information or questions please call 800-649-6814 #8526.

The application materials, including an essay and letters of recommendation, must be sent to a BBB office, postmarked no later than March 9, 2018.