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Pink Ink 2015

The QF's Tenth Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Application Deadline: February 14, 2015

Click here for contest rules and an application

2014 Essay Contest Winners/Scholarship Recipients

Queer Scholars for 2014–15

Andrew Gregory
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Award-winning essay: "The Most Concerning Issue in the Queer Community"

Chris Klein
Queer Scholar without Stipend
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Award-winning essay: "I Wish I Could Have Saved Him"

Maximus Yearian
University of California, Berkeley
Award-winning essay: "Ignorance Never Brought Me Bliss"


Essays of Former Queer Scholars

Special Mention Essays

Queer Foundation grants to teachers and counselors permission to reproduce and use in their schools, for educational purposes only, the student-produced essays whose links appear above. Please 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,

"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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