Better Business Bureau invites high school juniors graduating in 2016 to apply for its Student of Ethics award, a $2,500 college or trade school scholarship that recognizes students who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement.
Four awards will be presented at BBB’s TORCH Award luncheon in the fall. Charter Communications, Brown Shoe, Drury Hotels and Graybar sponsor the Student of Ethics Awards.
Applicants who reside in any of the 92 counties in Missouri and Illinois served by St. Louis BBB may submit their entries online through the BBB website. In addition to an entry form, students must upload 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. A new online form allows applicants to upload their entries.
A panel of independent judges will choose four winners, considering each student’s leadership qualities, academic performance, character and essay. Each will receive a $2,500 scholarship to be used at an accredited college or trade school of the student’s choice.
Applications are due by May 30. More information is available online or by calling BBB Director of Communications Chris Thetford at (314) 645-3300.