Effingham, Ill. (Cape Girardeau, MO) – Better Business Bureau (BBB) is now accepting applicants for this year’s “Student of Ethics Award.”
The Student of Ethics award is a $2,500 college or trade school scholarship that recognizes high school students who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement.
This year, the Student of Ethics awards will be presented by region at BBB TORCH Award ceremonies in the fall. BBB will pay for each winner to attend the event and will provide two additional tickets for the student’s parents or guests.
Culligan, Drury Hotels, Graybar, John Beal, Precision Construction and Wren Homes are sponsors of the Student of Ethics Awards this year.
Students are asked to submit an application that includes academic, leadership and service achievements as well as a 300-word essay and a letter of recommendation. A panel of independent judges will choose the winners, considering each student’s leadership qualities, academic performance, character and essay.
Last year, Amanda Mabry, of Cape Central High School, received the award from the Cape Girardeau region.
In her essay, Mabry wrote about having to make a decision that would affect the lives of her family. Her participation in the National Honors Society, Vacation Bible School and various athletics organizations helped lead her to make her decision.
Student of Ethics applications are due by June 22, 2018.
More information is available online or by calling 888-996-3887.
An online application for the Cape Girardeau Region awards can be found here.
One award will be presented to a student who lives in one of the following Cape Girardeau Region counties:
Missouri counties: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne
Illinois counties: Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wayne, White and Williamson.
Press Release courtesy of The Better Business Bureau