Monday, May 16, 2011

Living Beyond Tolerance Scholarship/Contest

I'm setting up a scholarship. It's a bit informal. We won't know the full amount (but the smallest it will be is $200) until the end of November of 2011. However, you can start applying TODAY (June 1 -End of November) and I'd really love to see people from all over getting involved. If you can't apply...spread the word. Regardless, there is something most of you can do (big or small) and I'd love to have more help.

To find out more about the scholarship, please go here and read up! It's called the "Living Beyond Tolerance" scholarship and is for those that identify as LGBT or an Ally. You must simply be working to make sure everyone is accepted and NOT just tolerated.

In honor of this scholarship and to raise more awareness for it, we're holding a contest for the months of June and July called LGBT BOOK SUMMER

To enter:
One must purchase an LGBT novel and send a photo of the book or receipt to the following email: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com
This will enter them to win a prize pack of LGBT-themed novels, including a signed copy of David Inside Out by Lee Bantle.
You can start sending in your entries in the form of a pic/receipt NOW until August 31 (EXTENDED)
Please spread the word about this giveaway and the scholarship. It would mean a lot. Help us make it a success. And if you wish to donate something for the November auctions, send an email here: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com
Basket Contents
(this will keep being updated during the next two months)
1. Signed copy of David Inside Out by Lee Bantle (donated by author)

2. My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman (donated by author)

3. A collection of books by Tom Dolby (donated by author)

4. Your choice of ONE of Julie Anne Peters' LGBT themed novels (donated by author)

5. Don't Let Me Go by J. H. Trumble (donated by author)


Sammich117 said...

does Will Grayson, Will Grayson count?

Ellen said...

This is an AWESOME idea!!! must get the camera and attack Books of Wonder soon... ;)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sam: Yep, that counts! Great book by the way.

Ellen: Aw, thanks, and yes, please do!!

Sammich117 said...

Just sent you the picture :)

Bidisha said...

Is this open outside the US?
I have quite a few LGBT books on my stack :)

And it's a great initiative.