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April 2014 The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF                                 back issues

The QF's 2013–14 High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Deadline: February 14, 2014

Click here for contest rules and an application

2013 Essay Contest Winners/Scholarship Recipients

Queer Scholars for 2013–14

Kathleen Kinlin
Columbia College Chicago
Award-winning essay: "Unrequited"

Ciara Suggs
Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
Award-winning essay: "April"

Zachery Taylor
University of Chicago
Award-winning essay: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"


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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