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Read excerpts from Jeffrey Miller's Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop in the April issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF                                back issues

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

Queer Scholars for 2014–15

Andrew Gregory
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
"The Most Concerning Issue in the Queer Community"

Kiersten Hall
University of West Florida, Pensacola
"Reflections" on pages 2-3 in the Fall issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar

Chris Klein
Queer Scholar without Stipend
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
"I Wish I Could Have Saved Him"

Maximus Yearian
University of California, Berkeley
"Ignorance Never Brought Me Bliss"


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,

"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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