Most students have recently gone back to school, and while you may think it is too early to think about the future, high school seniors may already be thinking about college and how to pay for it. Scholarships are a great way to help pay for schooling and the BBB® is proud to announce we will begin taking applications for our annual Student of Integrity Scholarship at the beginning of September 14th and continue through December 14th.
This is the ninth year for the essay competition which asks high school seniors from our 18-county service area* to submit a 750-1000 word essay demonstrating their understanding of ethics. In particular, we’ve asked the student to select one or more words from a list of ethical principles and explain why they chose the particular principle(s), what it means to them and include a specific personal example of how the student was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by applying the principle(s) chosen. Students may apply for the scholarship online at bbb.org/Evansville/scholarship or obtain a copy of the application from their school’s guidance counselor or download a copy from our website.
The essays will be judged by an independent panel of educators from the tristate area, and new this year, the top five applicants may be asked to interview at BBB with the judges and/or BBB staffers. First place will be awarded a $5000 scholarship and two runners’ up will each be awarded a $2500 scholarship. The scholarship is payable to the college of the recipient’s choice and is not restricted in any manner other than it must be used for school-affiliated expenses during the first academic year. The recipients will be notified in early April and honored during the 2016 Business of Integrity Torch Awards, which takes place April 21, 2016.
For more information about our scholarship program, visit bbb.org/evansville/scholarship.
*Our 18 county service area includes: in Illinois-Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards, White and Gallatin; in Kentucky-Henderson and Union; and in Indiana-Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer & Perry.