BBB Offering $14,000 in Student Scholarships

March 02, 2017

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) is now accepting applications for the spring 2017 BBB Torch Scholarships, which 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 NC’s 33-county service area. Scholarship prizes totaling $14,000 will be awarded.

Spring 2017 Torch Scholarship Awards:

$1,000 Air Experts BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Air Works BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 J. Kenneth Lesley Memorial Torch Scholarship

$2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship

$2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 NC Rebuild, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship

$5,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship

To be eligible, students must submit essay of 1,000 words or less, along with an application, transcript and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. Completed application packets are due by April 3, 2017.

For more information, including the spring 2017 essay topic, an application form, letter of recommendation template, and list of requirements, please visit For assistance, contact Alyssa Gutierrez at or 919-277-4220.