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 and a letter of recommendation from a BBB Accredited Business. The 2012 Torch Scholarship essay topic is “If I were a CEO… the 5 principles on which I would build my company and why.”
Completed application packets are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-December and recognized at BBB’s Annual Board of Directors Luncheon in January 2013.
For more information, including an application form, letter of recommendation template, and list of requirements, please visit easternnc.bbb.org/
About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.