BBB Accepting Applications for Student Scholarships

August 07, 2013

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is pleased to offer the 2013 BBB Torch Scholarships. Applications are now being accepted for this annual scholarship program which recognizes students who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.

Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates who reside within BBB of Eastern North Carolina’s 33-county service area. Scholarship prizes of $2,000 (first place), $1,500 (second place), and $1,000 (third place) will be awarded. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges from business communities in eastern North Carolina.

To be eligible, students must submit a 400-500 word essay, along with an application, transcript and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. The 2013 Torch Scholarship essay topic is “How can ethical businesses utilize social media to reach younger demographics?”

Completed application packets are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-December and recognized at a special luncheon in early 2014.

For more information, including an application form, letter of recommendation template, and list of requirements, please visit For assistance, please contact Mallory Wojciechowski at 919-277-4220 or