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High School/Community College Essay Contest


The BB&T Center for the Study of Moral Foundations of Capitalism Competitions

Jessica Perez, 2013 high school winnerAnnie Lyons (second from left), winner of the 2014 high school competition, with her award. From left to right, Jennifer Orndorf, business service officer and AVP at BB&T, Dr. Karl Einolf, dean of the Bolte School of Business, and Dr. David Rehm, university provost.

To engage young people in discussions about the moral underpinnings of capitalism and the importance of individual and business ethics, the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism sponsors two annual essay competitions - one for high school students and one for community college students. The essay competitions, held each spring, require the students to write an essay on a timely topic about the nature of capitalism and the ethical challenges facing business today. High school and community college students from Frederick County, Maryland's private and public schools are eligible to participate. Faculty members from the Mount St. Mary's University School of Business evaluate the essays and select the winners. A $250 prize is awarded to each winner.

High School Essay Contest

Frederick Community College Essay Contest


Previous Winners

► 2013 Business Ethics Essay Winners Honored
Jessica Perez was honored in May 2013 for winning the Mount St. Mary's University BB&T Essay Contest.

► 2012 Business Ethics Essay Winners Honored
Catoctin High School student Sam Delauter and Anna E. Prescott, a Frederick Community College student, were honored this week for winning the Mount St. Mary's University BB&T Essay Contest ... read Ike Wilson's Frederick News-Post article.

► 2011 Business Essay Contest Winners Honored
Two students were recognized Tuesday as the first winners of a business essay contest sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism at Mount St. Mary's University ... read Ike Wilson's Frederick News-Post article.

 
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