Better Business Bureau Announces 2013-2014 BBB Student of Integrity Video Scholarship
Tyler, TX – October 8, 2013 – The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Central East Texas is proud to announce the Student of Integrity Video Scholarship program. This program recognizes three college-bound seniors who personify high ethics as demonstrated through their creative talents in creation of a 30 to 60 second video, as well as their overall personal integrity and academic history.
“We have developed the Student of Integrity Scholarship as a way to focus on ethics with young adults who are on the cusp of their careers, planning their post secondary education and focusing on future goals,” said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas “Ethics and integrity will shape their professional and personal experiences throughout their lives, and it is our hope that this award will encourage interested students to consider and articulate their commitment to high ethical behavior.”
The Student Ethics Award is available to any student who resides and attends the twelfth (12) grade within the nineteen (19) county region served by BBB of Central East Texas. The students will submit a video essay on one or all of the BBB Standards for Trust (Honor Promises, Embody Integrity, Safeguard Privacy, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Responsive, Be Transparent, and Build Trust). The applications must also include letters of recommendation and the student’s high school transcript. Residents in East Texas will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite video. Videos must be no longer than 60 seconds in length. The top twenty (20) videos will then be judged by a panel of BBB Board Members and Community Leaders.
The first place winner will be awarded a $2,000 textbook scholarship to an accredited college or university. Second place will be Awarded $1,000. Finanlist will be notified
The recipients of the 2013-2014 Student ofIntegrity Scholarship will be honored at the BBB Annual Meeting and AwardsCeremony in January 2014.The BBB Education Foundation accepts donationsyear-round for the scholarship. Please dowload the application below or call (903) 581-5888 ext. 109.
BBB is an organization of businesses that join together to support, develop and encourage an ethical marketplace. Through various types of presentations and the media we provide business and consumer education in continued efforts to educate the public about good business practices and protect them against frauds and scams.
BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standardsfor fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditationcontractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethicalbusiness behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviewsand BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM on charities and educationalinformation on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust,your BBB also offers dispute resolution services for consumers and businesses.The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 113 BBB’s serve communities acrossthe U.S. and Canada. Please visit www.easttexas.bbb.org for moreinformation.
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