Ends on


Apply for Student of Integrity Scholarship 


About BBB Serving Western Virginia:

The Better Business Bureau Serving Western VA promotes integrity and ethics in the marketplace through voluntary business self-regulation. Each year we offer scholarships recognizing “Students of Integrity.” These scholarships are designed to identify and promote ethics and integrity among young people. The BBB will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who personify the best aspects of strong character in their personal choices and actions. Scholarship money is assigned directly to recipients to apply toward college tuition or post-secondary education expenses. Recipients are required to enroll in an accredited college or university following high school graduation.



Essay Scholarship 


BBB Student of Integrity Essay Scholarship

Essay Prompt: Tell us about a unique situation involving an ethical dilemma that you have faced. You may use an example of when you relied on your integrity to make your decision or one where you did not.

Please fully describe the situation along with your evaluation process. How did your actions affect you as well as others involved? What did you learn from the situation and how did the outcome shape your morals and how will it affect future behavior? How did examples set by people in your life guide you in your decision making?

By definition, an ethical dilemma will involve a variety of choices. Make sure to fully explore your ethical dilemma in this essay.

Note: We are interested in a unique situation that illustrates your character and reveals who you are as a person. The essay must be no more than 700 words.

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must complete the online application & essay.
  2. Applicants must be current high school seniors.
  3. Applicants must live with-in BBB Serving Western Virginia's 32-county service area.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. to apply. 
  5. Applicants must submit a copy of their official high school transcript.
  6. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. January 31, 2021. BBB will notify all applicants by March 31, 2021. 
  7. Applicants must be present at the 2021 Scholarship Awards Reception and Dinner held in Roanoke, VA Thursday, April 29, 2021, or participate in the virtual 2021 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. More information to come.


Scroll to the bottom of this page to begin the essay scholarship eligibility process. 


Social Scholar  


BBB Social Scholar Video Contest

Video Prompt: Create up to a three-minute video illustrating your commitment to ethical life-long decision- making and how one of the main principles in BBB Standards For Trust (trust, honesty, integrity, and commitment) have impacted your life. 

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
  • Scholarship Amount: $500

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be current high school seniors.
  2. Applicants must live with-in BBB Serving Western Virginia's 32-county service area.
  3. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 28, 2021.
  4. Applicants must be present at the 2021 Scholarship Awards Reception and Dinner held in Roanoke, VA Thursday, April 29, 2021, or participate in the virtual 2021 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. More information to come.
  5. Applicants must submit an up to a 3-minute video based on the given prompt. 


Click HERE to begin the video scholarship application (this link will open a new webpage for the Social Scholar Video Contest Landing Page).


Contact Us 


Are you a student or parent looking for more information or have questions about our Student of Integrity Scholarship program? You can contact Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia by phone, our website's live chat, or email. 

Contact: Sarah Lutz

Toll-Free Phone Number: 800-533-5501 Ext. 3034 

Email: scholarships@roanoke.bbb.org

Click Here for BBB Live Chat Support

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.