The Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) encourages integrity and ethical behavior in the community, and the BBB Ethical Torch Essay helps students recognize these actions at an early age. The Ethical Torch Essay scholarship honors students who have chosen ethics and integrity when faced with a dilemma.
“Ethics is doing the right thing even though no one is looking or if there are consequences for speaking up. By promoting trust and ethical conduct with students, they will be able to model that behavior when they enter the workforce,” said Faustine Chan, Director of Business and Community Programs. The program aligns with BBB’s Annual Torch Awards for Ethics which celebrates companies for upholding outstanding integrity throughout their business operations.
Students are invited to write a 400-word essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community”. The essay challenges students to dive into inner conflict while describing resolution tactics for their unique encounters with ethics and integrity. High school students in Arizona are eligible to apply and five winners will each be awarded $500-$1,500 in scholarships to be used for college tuition and expenses.
To submit an application or to learn more, visit torchessay.bbbcommunity.org. Submissions are accepted now through Oct. 10; winners will be announced at BBB’s Torch Awards for Ethics celebration in the fall and on the website.
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