Finding college scholarships and grants can be tiresome work, but the Better Business Bureau advises parents and students to avoid paying for help to find financial aid. The agency is also inviting high school juniors who will graduate in 2013 to apply for its "Student of Ethics" award, which will give a $2,500 gift to each of the three winners to be determined later this year.

Better Business Bureau Investigator Bill Smith says criteria includes a studen't leadership qualities, academic performance, and character.

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Last year, 251 students competed for the award. Applicants must submit an entry form available on the BBB website, a high school transcript, a letter of reccomendation, and a 300-word essay describing the process by which he or she confronted an ethical dilema and made a decision. Entries are due by April 27.

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