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October 17, 2013

BBB announces ‘Integrity’ scholarship

JACKSONVILLE — The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Central East Texas is proud to announce the Student of Integrity Video Scholarship program. This program recognizes two 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 Award 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 in the 19 county region served by BBB of Central East Texas. The students will submit a video essay about how 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) relates to business. Applications must also include letters of recommendation and the student’s high school transcript. Applications and videos must be received by BBB offices by 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2014.

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. Finalists will be notified by Jan. 17, 2014.

The recipients of the 2013-2014 Student of Integrity Scholarship will be honored at the BBB Awards Ceremony in January 2014. The BBB Education Foundation accepts donations year-round for the scholarship. To donate or request an application, please visit http://easttexas.bbb.org/scholarship or call 903-581-5888.           

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