St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 1, 2013 - The Better Business Bureau (BBB) invites high school juniors who will graduate in 2014 to apply for its “Student of Ethics” award, a $2,500 college award that recognizes students who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement.
The awards will be presented at the BBB TORCH Award luncheon in the fall. Last year, 271 students from Missouri and Illinois competed for the awards. Sponsors include Charter Communications, Brown Shoe, Delta Dental of Missouri, Monsanto, Mungenast Automotive Family and Schnuck Markets.
Applicants must submit an entry form, available on the BBB website, a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and a 300-word essay describing the process by which he or she confronted an ethical dilemma and made a decision. Applicants must reside in one of the 92 counties in Missouri and Illinois served by the St. Louis BBB.
A panel of independent judges will choose three winners, considering each student’s leadership qualities, academic performance, character and essay. Each will receive a $2,500 award to be used at an accredited college of the student’s choice.
Applications are due by April 26, 2013. More information is available online or by calling Chris Thetford, BBB Director of Communications, at 314-645-3300.
Contacts (News Media Only): Michelle Corey, President & CEO, 314-645-0606, email@example.com, or Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, 314-584-6743 or 314-681-4719 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org