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High School/Community College Competition


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

Jessica Perez, 2013 high school winnerJessica Perez (second from right), winner of the 2013 high school competition, with her award. From left to right, Mount Provost David Rehm, Dr. Karl Einolf, Dean of the Bolte School of Business, and Rob Tuggle, C'93, Senior Vice President, BB&T Bank, and BB&T Center Advisory Board Member.

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 have been announced in the Frederick News Post. Read their stories:

► Business Ethics Essay Winners Honored
By Ike Wilson, News-Post Staff • Originally published May 26, 2012
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 more

► Students Win Business Essay Contest
By Ike Wilson, News-Post Staff • Originally published May 18, 2011
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 more

 
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