Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) is pleased to announce that two of the ten winners of its 2018 Students of Integrity Scholarships are participants in the College Possible Milwaukee program.
College Possible Milwaukee is a program that exists to make college admission and graduation possible for low-income, first-generation high school students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend a Wisconsin-based school of their choice.
Akhbar Khan Feroz Khan and Mala Lue are students at Pulaski High School. Both students plan to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the fall.
“Awarding Wisconsin student leaders who act with integrity is an important goal of our scholarship program,” said Jim Temmer, CEO and President of BBB Serving Wisconsin. “The two recipients of our scholarship who are involved in College Possible Milwaukee submitted very strong applications and stood out as strong future leaders. We look forward to seeing these students accomplish success in college and in their careers.”
“We are pleased that two of our students were recognized with this generous scholarship,” said Edie Turnbull, Executive Director of College Possible. “Scholarships like these make all the difference for our students. Because of the sharply rising cost of tuition, many students end up with a gap between their financial aid and tuition bill. This scholarship all but eliminates that gap. We are grateful to the BBB for recognizing and rewarding the hard work and determination of these two college-bound students.”
The BBB scholarships honor students who demonstrate integrity in their lives. As part of the application process, students must submit an essay based on an ethical dilemma they’ve faced and how it was resolved. This essay and letters of reference are the most critical parts of the application and what makes the BBB scholarship program unique. While grades and test scores are submitted, they are not the determining factor for the panel of independent judges.
The scholarship program is unique in that the judging process places a strong emphasis on the students’ essays, which required them to discuss an ethical dilemma they faced and describe how they handled it with decision-making skills of integrity. The students discussed dilemmas ranging from social pressures to maintaining a commitment to family values.
Funding for the 2018 BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship program is provided by the generous support of donors. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at BBB Serving Wisconsin’s annual Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon on May 16 at the Italian Community Center. The Luncheon also honors winners of the Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship. Registration for the Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon is available here.
Since 2010, the BBB Serving Wisconsin has provided scholarship gifts to Wisconsin students totaling more than $150,000.
For more information please visit bbb.org/wisconsin/scholarships or call 414-847-6068.
For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin or 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin). Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on Twitter, Facebook and You Tube.