BBB Names 2016-2017 Torch Scholarship Recipients

  
     
May 23, 2017

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (BBB) announced the recipients of the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 BBB Torch Scholarships at a ceremony held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on May 18. BBB Torch Scholarships recognize students who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.

BBB Torch Scholarship entries were evaluated by an independent panel of judges comprised of volunteer business and community leaders in eastern North Carolina. A record number of entries were received this year from both high school students and college undergraduates in BBB’s 33-county service area

Applicants were evaluated primarily on an essay involving an ethical dilemma. They were also evaluated on their involvement in the community, leadership and academic achievement, and were required to obtain a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business.

Fall 2016 BBB Torch Scholarships Winners

$5,000 BBB Torch Scholarship
Carolina Kuhn, Rose High School, Greenville, NC

$3,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship
Harrison Schodt, East Carolina University, Youngsville, NC

$1,000 Triangle Office Equipment BBB Torch Scholarship
Sarah Smith, Garner Magnet High School, Garner, NC

$1,000 The Vericom Group BBB Torch Scholarship
Nathan Schaul, Duke University, Emerald Isle, NC 

$1,000 NC Rebuild BBB Torch Scholarship
Aaron Sents, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC

$1,000 Confero, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship
Jenna Seagle, New Bern High School, New Bern, NC

$1,000 Air Works BBB Torch Scholarship
Jason Schodt, East Carolina University, Youngsville, NC

$1,000 Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems BBB Torch Scholarship
Chad Kibbe, North Carolina State University, Youngsville, NC

$1,000 Air Experts BBB Torch Scholarship
Kristin Hommel, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Spring 2017 BBB Torch Scholarships Winners

$5,000 BBB Torch Scholarship
Jarred Lobo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cary, NC

$2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship
Olivia Diamond, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Cary, NC

$2,000 National Pawn BBB Torch Scholarship
Peyton Shepard, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, NC

$1,000 Atlantic Tire BBB Torch Scholarship
Hayley Vaughan, East Wake High School, Wendell, NC

$1,000 Air Works BBB Torch Scholarship
Emily Sullivan, West Carteret High School, Morehead City, NC

$1,000 NC Rebuild BBB Torch Scholarship
Taylor Lee, South Johnston High School, Four Oaks, NC

$1,000 Air Experts BBB Torch Scholarship
Benjamin Bartnik, Riverside High School, Durham, NC   

For information on applying for the BBB Torch Scholarships in the future, visit bbbscholarship.org.