BBB Awards $20k in Scholarships to Ethical Cadet Program

$1k scholarship awarded to each cadet and JROTC Program

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) and Salt River Project (SRP) are honoring ten Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students as part of BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship Program.

As a not-for-profit, community-based utility with more than a century in the Valley, SRP is deeply rooted in the community and committed to support the people we serve,” said Renee Castillo, SRP Senior Director of Human Resources and Executive Sponsor of SRPVets. “The JROTC scholarship program represents SRP’s vision for the future and desire to invest in the next generation. We are honored to reward those training to potentially serve our country.”

Arizona high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a JROTC program within SRP’s service area, while maintaining a GPA of at least 2.75 were eligible to apply and selected based on their essay submission. Of the 45 applications from 11 schools, ten winners from eight JROTC programs were selected.

“We’re excited to award ten winning cadets as well as their JROTC program with $1,000 each, totaling $20,000 in scholarships provided by SRP. JROTC students have a strong moral compass and we are honored to recognize these Cadets,” said BBB Pacific Southwest President/CEO Matthew Fehling.

Ethical Cadet Winners for 2019-2020 School Year

  • Jonathan Bailon, South Mountain High School in Phoenix
  • Chelsey Bautista, Westview High School in Avondale
  • Dylan Caldwell, Mesa High School in Mesa
  • Alexandria Dodd, Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe
  • CaMya Gray, Westview High School in Avondale
  • Audrey Landers, Campo Verde High School in Gilbert
  • Alize Marquez, Apache Junction High School in Apache Junction
  • Natasha Milberger, Basha High School in Chandler
  • Quentin Millar, Campo Verde High School in Gilbert
  • Ryan Novoa, Tolleson High School in Tolleson

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.

About the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest. 

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million Business Profiles views – all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBBs nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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