The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting 11th and 12th graders to write and submit up to a 400-word essay on the importance of marketplace ethics and receive up to a $1,500 scholarship.
High school juniors or seniors (graduating classes of 2013 or 2014) who attend an accredited high school in San Diego or Imperial counties, and who reside in San Diego or Imperial counties, are eligible to submit an essay. The essays should include viewpoints and examples, including how marketplace ethics involves integrity, honesty and civility in our community.
There is no cost to submit an essay. Deadline for essays is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Essays can be submitted via mail, fax or e-mail. An application form and more details are available at www.sandiego.bbb.org/scholarship-program. For additional questions, contact Jenna Sorrell at the BBB offices, (858) 637-6199, or via e-mail at JSorrell@sandiego.bbb.org.
Five students will be awarded with cash scholarships of $1,500, $1,250, $1,000, $750 and $500 at the BBB’s 2012 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics presentation luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in Mission Valley. The presenting sponsor of the 2012 BBB Torch Award Scholarship is Sycuan Casino. The BBB’s scholarship program is part of its 2012 Torch Awards program, which honors businesses and non-profit organizations for demonstrating ethical business practices.