BBB Torch Scholarships

BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethical standards 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 or attend school within BBB of Eastern North Carolina's 33-county service area. Scholarship prizes totaling $20,000 will be awarded in Spring 2018.

2018 Torch Scholarships Awards:

  • $5.000 - Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $3,000 - ALCO Custom Cabinets BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $3,000 - National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $2,000 - Club Z! In Home Tutoring BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $2,000 - Jan Pro Cleaning Systems of Raleigh BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $2,000 - J. Kenneth Lesley Memorial BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $1,000 - Air Works Heating & Air, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $1,000 - Atlantic Tire BBB Torch Scholarship
  • $1,000 - Triangle Office Equipment BBB Torch Scholarship

Current college-bound high school juniors and seniors, and college undergraduates who reside or attend school within BBB of Eastern NC’s 33-county service area.

Letter of Recommendation
Obtain a brief letter of recommendation and signature from a representative of a BBB Accredited Business (be sure to look for the seal). To visit our directory of Accredited Businesses, click here.

Essay Criteria
Essay topic:
Everybody makes mistakes. In 500-1,000 words, tell about a mistake you made that, because of your reaction to it, had a positive end result.

Essay must be student’s original work. Essay to be evaluated by an independent panel of judges on effectiveness in presenting your point of view, thoughtful and creative interpretation of the topic, grammar, and spelling.

BBB must receive entries by 4:30pm on January 31, 2018.

Submit your completed digital entry or mail a hard copy version of it typed on 8.5” x 11” paper. Entries must be received by BBB prior to the deadline in order to qualify. All entries become the property of BBB. If submitting hard copy application, send to:

BBB (Attn: Steve Fromme)
5540 Munford Rd., Ste. 130
Raleigh, NC 27612

Winning Entries
Judging of entries should be completed by March 10, 2018. Scholarship winners will be requested to submit a short (15-30 second) video to BBB by April 10, 2018. The video will be shown to introduce scholarship recipients at the awards presentation luncheon on April 19, 2018.

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Thank you to our 2018 Scholarship Sponsors:

 Air Works Heating & Air        ALCO Custom CabinetsAtlantic Tire & Service

        Jan-Pro Cleaning SystemsNational PawnClub Z!

Triangle Office Equipment  

Click here to learn about BBB Torch Awards, created to showcase ethical companies and charities in eastern North Carolina that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, remain transparent, and honor their promises.