Congratulations to our 2017 Students of Integrity Scholarship winner, Cameron Blegan of University High School in Spokane, WA. Cameron is a leader in his school and his community, stepping up to the challenges of leading 150 boys in his local Boy Scout Troop, serving as the president of his school’s National Honor Society, and earning state-wide recognition in FBLA business ethics. He plans to attend Montana State University in the fall and major in engineering and business, planning to be part of Engineers Without Borders, using his skills to help others around the world.
Cameron chose to take on the topic of fake online reviews, an important topic for today’s online shoppers. A nationwide BBB survey found that the average fraud victim in the United States today is aged 18-24 – a finding that disrupts the common perception that younger consumers are not vulnerable to online fraud and that only seniors fall prey to scams. Relevant financial literacy in the digital age is important for everyone in today’s marketplace. We appreciate Cameron for bringing light to this important issue. View Cameron's thank you video to BBB and his subscribers for supporting his efforts in winning the BBB Foundation Scholarship of Integrity
Cameron's Winning Video
BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad businesses.
More information will be available in the fall for next year’s Students of Integrity Scholarship, so please check back here frequently. Or, feel free to contact Amy Biviano, BBB Foundation Director, to donate to this scholarship helping ethical business leaders grow in the Pacific Northwest at firstname.lastname@example.org.