Bentley-Specific Scholarships

Briggs Scholarship Fund
Skaletsky Family Scholarship Fund
Bentley Leon Sullivan Scholarships
Hoffman Scholarships

Paul W. and Beatrice S. Briggs Scholarship Fund

Paul W. and Beatrice S. Briggs established an endowed scholarship at Bentley University. A member of the Class of 1942, Mr. Briggs was Chairman and CEO of Rochester Gas and Electric. In 1992, Mr. Briggs received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University. Both Mr. and Mrs. Briggs are active in their community.

This scholarship is awarded annually to assist one Bentley junior or senior with financial need who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline with an additional special interest in business ethics.

This scholarship will be administered by Bentley’s Office of Financial Assistance in conjunction with CBE.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The student must be a Bentley junior or senior with financial need.
  • The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline with an additional special interest in business ethics.
  • The student must have an overall 3.0 GPA to be awarded the scholarship and maintain that overall GPA for the duration of the scholarship.
  • The student must be enrolled full time in order to receive this award.
  • The student must report to CBE each semester and demonstrate that he or she is still interested in business ethics.

This scholarship is renewable in the succeeding year.

Mark Skaletsky Family Scholarship Fund

Mark Skaletsky, a member of the Class of 1970, established an endowed scholarship at Bentley. Mr. Skaletsky is former president and CEO of Fenway Pharmaceuticals. He serves in numerous volunteer positions at Bentley, including the President’s Advisory Council.

This scholarship will be administered by Bentley’s Office of Financial Assistance in conjunction with CBE.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The student must be a Bentley junior or senior with financial need.
  • The student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline with an additional special concentration in business ethics.
  • The student must have an overall 3.0 GPA to be awarded the scholarship and maintain that overall GPA for the duration of the scholarship.
  • The student must be enrolled full time in order to receive this award.
  • The student must report to CBE each semester and demonstrate that they are maintaining a concentration in business ethics.

This scholarship is renewable in the succeeding year.

Bentley Leon Sullivan Scholarships

The Bentley Leon Sullivan Scholarship Award is more than just a scholarship, it is an opportunity for young and inspired incoming freshmen with financial need — especially minority students — to experience the true meaning of “business ethics.” Students will work as interns at the Center for Business Ethics.

The CBE annually offers two $6,000 scholarships to entering, need based, first-year ALANA students. This scholarship was funded by American Express in 1989 in honor of Rev. Leon H. Sullivan. Reverend Sullivan (who passed away on April 24, 2001) was a Baptist minister, a civil rights leader and social activist focusing on the creation of job training opportunities for African-Americans, a longtime General Motors Board member, and an anti-Apartheid activist.

Recipients must meet the following terms in order to maintain eligibility:

  • Register full-time each term and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete PH130 Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility, plus one other business ethics focused course
  • Assist in the general operations of CBE, which involves a seven-hour work commitment per week
  • Submit to CBE Executive Director a short (one-to two-page) finale report describing your CBE involvement at the close of each fiscal year
  • Submit a letter of appreciation to Mrs. Leon Sullivan (Financial Assistance will notify you of details regarding this requirement)

Recipients maintaining eligibility will receive a minimum $24,000 during their four years as an undergraduate at Bentley University.

View the list of recipients.

W. Michael Hoffman $1,000 Scholarships in Business Ethics

Established in honor of the Center’s founder and executive director, W. Michael Hoffman, two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded annually to a Bentley undergraduate student and a Bentley graduate student who are judged to have written the best paper on business ethics.

The W. Michael Hoffman Scholarship was first announced at the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) 20th Anniversary Celebration in October 1996. The Scholarship was established by the center’s corporate advisory board and executive fellows to honor Hoffman.

The Scholarships are based on papers written in any undergraduate or graduate course. Papers nominated for the Scholarship should demonstrate academic strength and must include a business ethics component. For example, a paper might address a specific type of ethical problem in a business context, or it might deal with the general ethical implications of a business decision(s). Papers can be in the form of an essay, a short story, a case analysis, or a research paper. There is no stipulation concerning length, although it is assumed that papers will be representative of a normal course assignment.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, the winners must be achieving their degrees during the current academic year. If a paper is co-written, at least one of the co-authors must be graduating during the current academic year. The $1,000 Scholarship will be divided equally among the co-authors. Papers written during previous semesters while at Bentley are also eligible.

To receive consideration, by the Hoffman committee, all nominations should be emailed to Gail Sands at gsands@bentley.edu no later than March 19, 2015.

To apply, please email a copy of your paper (with your name and your professor's name) and a “clean” copy (without your name or your professor’s name) of your paper.

Please supply a cover page and bibliography if possible, and submit with completed forms below.

If you have questions, please contact:
Gail Sands
Office: AAC 108
Telephone: 781.891.3480
Email: gsands@bentley.edu

Student Permission form.

Faculty Recommendation form.

List of undergraduate recipients.

List of graduate recipients.