Feb 18, 2011

Verizon Wireless and UNCF Announce Black History Month Essay Contest

Five hundred words could earn lucky high school seniors as much as $5000 toward next year’s college tuition. In honor of Black History Month, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Verizon Wireless are offering seniors in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia the chance to win one of several scholarships—all for the price of an application and an essay on "how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world in which we live."

The rules are simple. Students must be graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must reside in one of 12 qualifying states or the District of Columbia. Applications must be submitted online and received by no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

The top three winners will each receive a scholarship of $5000 to be used during the 2011-12 academic year. In addition, they will get a netbook and a DROID by Motorola with Verizon Wireless gift cards that may be used toward wireless service.

No financial information is requested or required for this contest. Essays will be judged for quality and responsiveness. So watch out for grammar and be sure to answer the question.

This isn’t hard, and you could win up to $5000 to apply toward college tuition. For more information, go directly to the UNCF website.

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