Peace and Possibility Essay Competition


Tami and I are proud to sponsor the Peace and Possibility Speakers Series at Weber State University each year, and this year, we’re sponsoring our second essay competition.  The LGBT Resource Center is accepting student essays. Students who submit an essay could win a cash scholarship; 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd and 3rd place will each receive $500. Any student interested in sharing their experience for a chance to win a scholarship should submit an essay.

Essays will be recognized and scholarships awarded on Wednesday April 25, 2018 during the Lavender Graduation reception. Winners will have the opportunity to share their essay at the event. 


Using your talents, skills, and experience as an LGBTQ+ person or ally to achieve success and make a difference. 

  • What does LGBTQ+ mean to you? 
  • How do you or would you leverage your talents, skills, and experience to achieve success and make a difference? 
  • In what ways has your LGBTQ+ identity or involvement with the LGBTQ+ community influenced your life? 

Essay Requirements: 

Applicants must be current Weber State University students. Essays should be typed, 500-750 words, and address the topic of the essay competition. The questions listed can be used for guidance in addressing the topic.

Essays are due and should be submitted to Jayson Stokes ( by  Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm. 

Tami and I look forward to reading the winning essays - the students have amazing stories to share.