Friday, February 6, 2009

Celebrate Black History, Share your Inspiration Story and earn a Scholarship

Alltel Wireless is sponsoring the

Black History Month Words of Wisdom Essay Contest.

Write an essay based on the previous topic.
The Prize:
Ten winners will be chosen from all essays submitted to the contest. Each winning essayist will receive a $10,000 scholarship to a participating black college or university.
All 10 winners will be honored at an awards luncheon to be held Thursday, March 12th, 2009 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Words of Wisdom spokesperson and esteemed poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou, will personally present each winner with their scholarship. In addition, there will be a student reception March 11, 2009 featuring R&B sensation Musiq Soulchild..

The Words of Wisdom essay contest is open to current and prospective students* of America's participating black colleges and universities. Click here for a list of participating black colleges and universities.* Fall 2009 full-time enrollment will be verified by Alltel prior to the awarding of scholarship prizes.
Contest Rules:
Essays must be 750-1000 words and must be the original work of the submitting author.
Contest begins January 12th and ends February 14th, 2009.
DEADLINE: Contestants have until midnight on February 14th to submit their essays.
Complete contest rules
Best of luck!