BBB Accepting Entries for Student Scholarships

September 10, 2013

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

Torch Scholarships are given tocollege-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates whoreside 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 independentpanel of judges from business communities in eastern North Carolina.

To be eligible, students mustsubmit a 400-500 word essay, along with an application,transcript and aletter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. The 2013 TorchScholarship essay topic is “How can ethical businesses utilize socialmedia to reach younger demographics?”

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

Formore information, including an application form, letter of recommendationtemplate, and list of requirements, pleasevisit For assistance,please contact Mallory Wojciechowski at