Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is now accepting applications for the 2020 BBB Torch Scholarships, which recognize students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic history.

Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound high school juniors, seniors, and college undergraduates who reside or attend school within BBB ‘s 33-county service area,  which includes Moore County. Scholarship prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded. Applications are due by February 14, 2020.

2020 BBB Torch Scholarship Awards:

$1,000 Triangle Office Equipment BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Insight Pest Control BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 The Vericom Group BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Midtown Kiwanis of Raleigh BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems BBB Torch Scholarship

$1,000 Stephanie Kimble Memorial BBB Torch Scholarship

$2,000 Confero, Inc. BBB Torch Scholarship

$2,000 J. Kenneth Lesley Memorial BBB Torch Scholarship

$5,000 Student of Ethics BBB Torch Scholarship

For more information and to apply online, visit For assistance, contact Steve Fromme at

Feature photo of 2017 Pinecrest Graduation by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.

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