BBB 2018 Torch Scholarship

posted Aug 29, 2018, 5:18 AM by Amanda Yearwood

The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama has announced their 2018 scholarship program.  Both junior and senior students are eligible. The local scholarship is for $1,000 each. (The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the scholarship funds received.)   Judges will select the scholarship recipients based on their overall personal integrity and character, their personal achievements, contributions to their communities and schools, and academic accomplishments.  The scholarship guidelines are as follows:


·         There is no cost to enter;

·         Applicants must complete online application form;

·         Applicants must write an essay between 300 and 400 words;

·         A current official transcript is required (Request from Mrs. Yearwood by Sept. 6)

·         150 Entries will be accepted based on the order in which they are received by BBB.

·         Deadline for completed forms and essays is Friday, September 14, 2018 before 3:00PM;

·         After judges evaluate entries, scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to students selected. The scholarship will be made payable to the college or university of which the student enrolls. The Scholarship Fund will determine the number of scholarships awarded. 

·         Winners will be notified prior to luncheon.

·         Students will be asked to attend the BBB’s 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Luncheon to accept their award.  They are allowed 2 guests to accompany them.  The Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30AM at The Jackson Center in Huntsville.


This is the Bureau’s 17th year to present scholarships.  A total of 78 have been presented in the last 16 years.  The link to the online entry form is:  

In addition, students may mail or hand deliver official transcripts which are required for each entry submitted.