Thursday, January 22, 2009

Alltel Wireless Words of Wisdom Scholarship for HBCU Students

In celebration of Black History Month and in support of educational opportunities within the communities they serve, Alltel is proud to present the Words of Wisdom essay contest. This unique scholarship program supports young students seeking to share their wisdom and further their educations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across America.

Students have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship and meet Dr. Maya Angelou!

Contestants are required to submit a 750–1,000 word essay that considers the quote and reflection statement below and answers the following question:

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change. – Dr. Maya Angelou

The election of our country’s first African-American president is proof that the dream of change can become a reality. As a people, we’ve shown what we can do when called upon for change. How are you being called to build upon this new spirit of change?

Contestants must be 17 years of age or older, and a legal resident and citizen of the 50 United States (includes the District of Columbia). Contestants must be either a high school senior who has been accepted to or a current, full-time student in good standing at one of the participating colleges or universities.

For more information, visit

{Thanks Anjanee}