Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest is now accepting applications for the 2018 Students of Integrity Scholarship.
The BBB Foundation offers a $10,000 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. The scholarship will be awarded to the winning application submitted by a high school junior or senior residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming.
Cameron Blegan, from University High School in Spokane, Washington, was the 2017 scholarship winner.
“This scholarship has enabled me to focus on school and enriching my studies through on-campus activities, rather than having to spend time worrying about working just to afford college. Plus, I learned lots about the great things BBB NW is doing and how to better market an online video,” Blegan said. "Students should definitely consider applying as this is a great learning experience, a fun competition, and an amazing opportunity to pay for your college! Definitely glad I applied and can’t wait to see this year’s entries!"
BBB has prepared a to-do list for students who would like to apply.
Review the scholarship checklist. Before submitting an application, students are advised to review the scholarship rules and regulations at go.bbb.org/scholarship-rules-regulations to make sure their application will meet the scholarship guidelines.
Begin the application. Students will be required to create their own login and password at bbbpnw.awardspring.com. This will enable them to start their application and save it at any time and return to it prior to the deadline.
Produce a video. Create a 90-second video on how BBB helps people become smart consumers. Remember to tell a story that makes an impact.
Submit the application. The application deadline is 11:59 PST on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
Students should also keep in mind these important dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018: Finalists Announced. Videos available for YouTube viewing.
Thursday, March 15, 2018: Scholarship Recipient Announcement.
For more information and to view the video made by 2017's scholarship winner, parents and students can visit go.bbb.org/nw-scholarship. The BBB Northwest Marketplace team is also available for scholarship-related presentations, questions and assistance.
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