BBB Education Foundation Extends Scholarship Application Deadline

Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) June 01, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina has extended the deadline for submitting the BBB Education Foundation (BBBEF) Scholarship application until May 30, 2008. Scholarships ranging from $300 to $5,000 are exclusively available to BBB of Eastern North Carolina Accredited Businesses' employees and their families.

Since 2002, the BBBEF Scholarship Program has awarded more than $38,000 in scholarship funds to local students who display academic excellence and ambition in extracurricular activities. Funds for the scholarship are raised through the annual BBB golf tournament and from a small portion of membership fees.

"The BBB Educational Foundation is one of the offerings for BBB member business employees and their families," said Beverly Baskin, president and CEO of the BBB of Eastern North Carolina. "We encourage all eligible students to apply. The scholarship is one way we can congratulate our local students for exceptional academic performance and continued success."

Rising seniors in high school, high school graduates, as well as students who attend an accredited college, university, community college or trade school may apply for the BBBEF scholarship. To download an application, or to view frequently asked questions, visit Eligible students must reside in the 33 eastern N.C. counties served by the BBB Educational Foundation and must be nominated by any BBB Accredited Business in good standing, or any current BBBEF sponsor.

About Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina

The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by membership dues from more than 3,200 local business and professional firms. The BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by the BBB include, reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, dispute resolution services, and consumer/business education programs. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit

Media Contacts:
Cindy Stranad
(919) 232-5008

Beverly Baskin, BBB
(919) 277-4202

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Press Release Submitted On: May 28, 2008 at 8:51 am
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