Thursday, April 16, 2009

API-PFLAG "Think, Write, Win: Choose Love" Essay Contest in support of Marriage Equality

Essay contest/scholarship for current graduating high school seniors and/or undergraduates, who are permanently residing in either Orange County or Los Angeles counties.

Can either be written in English and/or Chinese or Korean.


Asian Pacific Islander Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (API-PFLAG) presents:

“Think, Write, Win: Choose Love”

A College Scholarship Essay Contest

What: Over $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded to the best student essays on why should same-sex marriage be a fundamental civil right. Essays are to be limited to no more than 1000 words (1500 characters for
Chinese and Korean essays).

Why: To discover, give voice to, and recognize the voices of talented youths on the important civil rights issue, the freedom to marry. Essays accepted in English, Chinese, or Korean. Winning essay writers will receive cash.

Who: High school and college students who will enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college of university in the Fall of 2009. Must be residents of Los Angeles or Orange counties.

How: Essays should be submitted to

When: Deadline for essay submission is April 24, 2009.

Winners to be announced May 15, 2009.

For additional contest rules and more information visit

A portion of the prize winnings was donated by the PFLAG National Diversity
Outreach Chapter Assistance Program.

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