Queer Foundation, 3213 W. Wheeler St., #145, Seattle, WA 98199
Joseph Dial, Ph.D., director
December 12, 2009
For immediate release Contact: Joseph Dial--206.999.8740
Queer Foundation to Offer Three $1,000 College Scholarships for 2010–11 to Top Essayists in Fifth Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest
To the top essayists in the 2010 high school seniors English essay contest, $1,000 scholarships are available for studies in queer theory or a related field at the U.S. college or university of their choice in 2010–11.
Scholarships are administered by the Queer Foundation, a Washington nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) public charity located in Seattle. Applicants need not be Washington residents.
Recipients' presence on campus will have a positive effect on the conditions of their fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and other queer youth.
The scholarships will enable LGBTQA youth, by means of their studies and effective writing, to contribute to building a stable future for queer youth through business/community involvement and self-directed improvement.
Queer Scholars will receive mentoring, academic advising, and tutoring to enable them to succeed in their studies. In return they are required to (a) maintain a suitable grade point average as determined by the college, (b) practice self care, and (c) give back to the community through doing community service, authoring queer studies papers, and/or mentoring high school or other college students.
For more information, a printable flyer, or an application form, please visit http://queerfoundation.org/Documents/essay_contest.html.
Application deadline: February 26
* are out, proud, and activist,