Thursday, January 29, 2009

Words of Wisdom Contest

With Black History Month around the corner, I wanted to let my historically black college and university (HBCU) readers know about a fabulous contest. Alltel Wireless has asked bloggers to help spread the word about their "Words of Wisdom" contest where ten students will have the chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship to a participating black college or university by writing an essay.

Plus, 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. Click here for more information.

In these tough economic times scholarships are more important than ever.

Speaking of "Words of Wisdom," when it comes to beauty and fashion, it's always fun to play around with fads and trends, but being yourself is always in style!

What words of wisdom do you live by? Please share! Are you an HBCU alum or current student?


eclectik said...

Hey you!

Just stopping by

Hmmm...words of wisdom I live by

"Stay Honest"
"You play hard to get then you wont get got"
"Do your job"

I'm a Graduate of Grambling State University

Dominican Enigma said...

My words of wisdown are "It's never too late to be who you could have been" "The only reason that dreams don't come true is because of fear of failure"

K-Bear said...

BGG, I have tons of wisdom being the vet that I am but if I had to select my favorites it would be these two....enjoy your life to the fullest, it will be over sooner than you think AND always look for ways to show love! I am not a HBCU graduate but my daughter graduated from Bethune Cookman University WITH honors! Holla!

Kwana said...

What a wonderful opportunity. Words I live by, "Treat others the way you want to be treated."

Rebee said...

I came across this quote just the other day. "Never allow someone to be your Priority, While allowing yourself to be their Option".

I am a graduate of the mighty Jackson State University!!!

mimieyes said...

Don't be rule by fear, because fear is the mind killer.
And always follow your heart dreams even if you think is too late.

T said...

I'm not an HBCU alum, but my baby brother's at FAMU right now.

Some of my favorite Words of wisdom:

- This too shall pass
- Everything happens for a reason
- Be the change you wish to see in the world

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@ T - For some reason I thought you attended Howard!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Congrats to the winner. No I did not attend an HBCU.
This is a great opportuinity for students in school. YAY

MakeupByRenRen said...

what a great boyfriend is an alum of morehouse :)

PBW said...

My advice: Save your beauty bucks, because once you hit 45 - you'll really need 'em!

My university: Florida A&M

T said...

@ BGG, it's probably because I kicked it so hard at their homecoming.

Note: T will kick it, no matter what the occasion. My homecoming, other folkses homecomings, inauguration, graduations, Tuesday... I just like to party.


lymariposa said...

Everything happens for a reason.

Treat others the way you want to be treated

Be yourself

Make YOU happy

MeMe said...

I am a proud alum of an HBCU- Clark Atlanta University Class of 2002!

My dad always shared these words of wisdom with me "Education is the process of learning through experience even unto death." He always stressed the importance of learning and taking everything we do as a learning opportunity. These are words that I live by.

5Starr said...

I just happened upon this blog and will add it to my favorites!

Words of Wisdom I live by:

"I have no regrets; just lessons learned. I don't regret anything because at one point it was something I wanted and something that made me happy"

I'm a proud graduate of Florida A&M University C/O 2005!