$17,000 in Scholarship FundsAvailable from BBB and AT&T
College-boundstudents are full of expectations and sometimes a lot of worry about how to payfor their education. The Better Business Bureau is proud to offer welcomedassistance each year through the BBBStudent of Integrity Edward A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, which honorsstudents who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior. This yearBBB, along with AT&T, will offer $17,000 among five college-bound high school seniors whoattend school in Upstate New York.
No onecan underestimate the power of one individual and the Better Business Bureauknows this more than most organizations. Back in 1912, the year BBB was founded,the marketplace was full of mistrust and abuses. It wasn’t until a small groupof individuals rolled up their sleeves to fight against infractions ofmisleading and dishonest information that a more honest and ethical marketplacebegan to prevail. The BBB is proud to offer awards for students who, like theirfounders, fight for ethics today in a world that often seems to have lost itsown moral compass.
“This is an exciting opportunity for high-school studentsthat hold true to important values,” said David Polino, Better Business BureauPresident. “We’re pleased to afford financial help to students that demonstrateethical behavior. We’re grateful for AT&T’s support toward this welldeserved recognition.”
The Better Business Bureau’s Studentof Integrity Scholarships willhonor students for their demonstration of high ethical standards and personalintegrity. To compete, students submit peer nominations that include a descriptionof an ethical dilemma they faced and how they overcame it. Independent judgesreview hundreds of applications each year to select the winners. BBB andAT&T contacted high schools across Upstate New York State to encourage nominationsfrom their student body.
“AT&Tis committed to helping high school students stay in school, prepare forcollege, and learn skills workforce readiness so they can become successfulmembers or community,” said Robert Holliday, vice presidentand general manager, AT&T Upstate New York. “We’re proud of our partnership with the BetterBusiness Bureau now in its fifth year and hope students across the state will considerapplying for the scholarship.”
- Students who would like to compete are asked to contact their local public, private or parochial high School Administrator for guidelines
- Nomination forms, available online at upstateny.bbb.org, must be signed and submitted by School Administrators
- Five scholarships will be awarded:
Applications are due by May 11th and will be accepted by the Better Business Bureau Scholarship Department at 100 Bryant Woods South, Amherst, NY 14228