BBB invites high school students to speak about ethics and earn a scholarship

The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting high school juniors and seniors to participate in its 2012 Student Ambassador program, which is a volunteer speakers bureau where high school students deliver speeches to their peers on how to be smarter consumers and protect themselves from scams and fraud. Students who deliver the most speeches between March and May will be eligible to receive a cash scholarship of $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000. Deadline for submittal of applications is Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Now in its seventh year, the BBB’s Student Ambassador program is open to any junior or senior who attends an accredited high school in San Diego or Imperial counties. Applications are available at (on the BBB homepage, click “For Consumers,” find “Programs and Services,” and then click “Scholarship Opportunities”). For more information about the BBB’s Student Ambassador program, contact Andy Ramos, BBB Marketing and Special Events Assistant, at (858) 637-6199, extension 324, or send an e-mail to  Students will be trained on Saturday, Feb. 18 with a BBB-scripted speech, which includes information on such topics as spending with a credit card, budgeting, using a cell phone wisely and identity theft.