Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Torch Scholarships!
First Place - $2,000
Madison Pontrelli, Wake Forest High School
Second Place -$1,500
Daniela Paredes, UNC Chapel Hill
Third Place -$1,000
Richard Wheeler, North Raleigh Christian Academy
Entries for the 2014 Torch Scholarships will be accepted beginning in August, 2014.
- $2,000 - First place
- $1,500 - Second place
- $1,000 - Third place
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONESSAY CRITERIA
- Current college-bound high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduates who reside within BBB’s 33-county service area (Beaufort, Carteret, Chatham, Craven, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Person, Pitt, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson).
- Essay topic: Will be announced in June, 2014.
- Essay must be student’s original work, 400-500 words, typed, on 8.5”x11” paper.
- Essay to be evaluated by an independent panel of judges on effectiveness in presenting a point of view, thoughtful interpretation of the topic, grammar, and spelling.
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