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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 read, below, the essays of Queer Foundation's 2018-19 Queer Scholars. Scroll down and follow the links under their names.

Please enjoy the latest issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF, with writings by Queer Scholars Zeus Fondanarosa, 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 2018–19

Alexander Gallagher
Bennington College
"Eighteen Ways We Love To Wrestle"

Oz Johnson-Congleton
Vassar College
"It goes like this"

Mincheol Park
University of Southern California
"The room is filled to the brim"


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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