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2022 Students of Integrity Scholarship Application

The BBB Thomas J. Klinedinst, Jr. Memorial Students of Integrity (SOI) Scholarship is a program of the BBB Center for Ethics that showcases high school students in BBB’s 20-county service area who demonstrate a superior understanding of ethics. BBB awards two $2,500 scholarships to the high school students with the highest-scoring essays. The scholarship money may be used for post-secondary education expenses at any accredited university, college (including community colleges) or vocational training institutions (including any two-year institution).


SOI is open to high school seniors who will graduate in the 2022 academic year and reside in BBB Cincinnati’s 20-county service area (Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties in Indiana).

Employees or relatives of BBB staff, the BBB Board of Directors or the BBB Center for Ethics Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.

Deadline for Submission

All essay submissions must be received by April 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

This electronic application is preferred, however, you may submit essays via email as a Word document or a PDF to:


Essays will be judged by an independent panel selected by BBB, composed of business, nonprofit and community leaders.

Any questions? Contact:

Bethany Eckstein at (513) 639-9113 or

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