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The BBB® Charitable & Educational Fund Inc. announces essay contest

The BBB® Charitable & Educational Fund Inc. has announced its scholarship essay contest for area high school seniors in Ohio and West Virginia.

Submissions are being taken now.

The BBB Life Lessons Essay Contest is a theme-based essay contest that challenges students to reflect on living a life of integrity and ethics. The essays are submitted online and reviewed by a panel of judges. The top six essays will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500.

The scholarship is sponsored by Byrider and open to area high school seniors attending schools in the BBB’s 64-county service area which includes 12 counties in Ohio and 52 counties in West Virginia. There is no GPA requirement to apply, and scholarship funds are used towards attending any career, technical, college, university, or trade school after high school graduation.

The theme for the 2024 essay contest is “Trust.” Trust plays a vital part in the marketplace. Students should describe how businesses establish trust with consumers through marketing, and how consumers can determine if the marketing is truthful and the company is one, they can trust.

“We are delighted to present this essay contest to our high school students as a meaningful way to instill the critical importance of ethics and integrity early on in their professional and career development. We hope that students take advantage of this contest to possibly receive a scholarship towards their future education and are proud to present this initiative to the communities we serve,” said Teresa Fox, chairperson for the BBB Charitable & Educational Fund.

Essay submissions will be accepted through March 1. Students, teachers, and parents can read more about eligibility, view instructions on how to apply, and submit entries on the website