BBB opens competition for annual scholarship

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

In an effort to promote personal and business ethics in our youth, the Better Business Bureau of South Central LA, Inc. is opening this year’s competition for it’s Amber Lousteau Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship in offered in conjunction with the BBB’s Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business awards.

All public and private school seniors, as well as home-schooled youths, in the BBB’s 12-parish service area are eligible to compete. Those parishes include: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.

The seniors are asked to write a 500-word essay entitled “Importance of Ethics in our Changing World.” The essay should be submitted, along with two personal reference letters and a letter of endorsement from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2017.

Mail entries to:

BBB of South Central LA, Inc.

748 Main Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Attn: Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded at the Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Torch Awards Banquet, at L’Auberge Casino.

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