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Queer Foundation High School Seniors English Essay Contest

  • Website Address
  • http://queerfoundation.org/html/essay_contest.html
  • Contact
  • Joseph Dial
  • Address
  • 3213 W. Wheeler St.
  • #145
  • Seattle, WA 98199
  • Email Address
  • queerfoundation@queerfoundation.org
  • Application Deadline
  • February 14, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 3
  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth.

    Judges will award points based on originality, accuracy, objectivity, and effectiveness (the ability to change readers' opinions, attitudes, or behavior). Grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation count. All entries become the property of the Queer Foundation. Winners must agree to the use by the Queer Foundation of their names, images, and biographical information in promotional efforts related to the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program.

    Successful gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their friends volunteering their time identify and coach talented and academically gifted queer youth in writing an essay dealing with the announced theme. Their friends can also submit essays. A panel of judges will evaluate the essays. Authors of winning essays will, upon passing an interview and reference check, be awarded $1,000 scholarships to the U.S. college or university of their choice.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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