Joe Reed '18
I was truly honored to receive the Business Ethics Scholarship! Always in need of money, I was hopeful when the opportunities to be a part of this competition were available to me during my sophomore and junior years. When I went to the Ethics bowl, I felt as if I was entering some sort of a lottery because all of the competitors were so good that I felt it unlikely that I would be chosen as a recipient. When Carrie told me I had won, I couldn’t believe it, and without the scholarship money, I’d be in a significantly more tough financial position than I am now. Every little bit counts, especially when you’re paying for school on your own!
The greatest takeaway from the Business Ethics Scholarship competition would be that ethical behavior, while it can be difficult and often more expensive (in business), can be rewarded in unforeseen and life enriching ways that cause the participants to strive for unmatched moral behavior in business and life, and also can create a culture that permeates beyond the business department to all other areas of learning at Roberts.