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Pink Ink 2017–18

The QF's High School Seniors English Essay Contest

The essay contest is now closed.
Application deadline was February 14.

Please check back here periodically for future scholarship opportunities.

Please enjoy the latest issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF, with writings by Queer Scholars Zeus Fondarosa, The School of Art Institute of Chicago; Ari Paden, Oakland Community College; and Liz Tetu, Metropolitan State University. Plus excerpts from James M. Wood's Out and About With Winsor French (The Kent State University Press, 2011) and Ray Verzasconi's tribute to the courageous activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Emma González, David Hogg, and Cameron Kaskey and other members of the Stoneman Douglas Gay-Straight Alliance.

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Queer Scholars for 2017–18

Madison Aurnou
University of Virginia
"This Is a Love Letter"

Zoe Bauer
Pomona College
"Rainbow Flag Unfurled"
"I am a man/woman who: Gender and identity in language"

Joshua Dixon
Institute of American Indian Arts
"Beyond Words Spoken; the Nádleeh of the Navajo"

Hannah Galvez-Arango
Stanford University
"Night, Owl"

James Manley
Emerson College
"Reaching for Something"

Elijah Punzal
University of California, Irvine
"Wash Cycle"
"An Interview with a Poet"


Writings of Former Queer Scholars

Special Mention Essays from High School Seniors

Queer Foundation is happy to grant, upon request, permission to teachers and counselors to reproduce and use in their schools, for educational purposes only, high-school seniors' essays submitted in the annual English essay contest. We ask only that you give credit to the authors and to the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program.

We would like to hear from you. How have you used the essays and how you did you hear about them? Send email to Joseph Dial, jdial@queerfoundation.org.

"LGBTQ Youths' Speech and Writing as Contributors to a Rich and Diverse School Culture," presentation by the Executive Director at NCTE 2012, the Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English

For information about the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program, click on Scholarships (to the left above).

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