Marquardt Peace and Possibility Speaker Series


Essay Request


The LGBT Resource Center is accepting student essays for the chance to 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.

The LGBT Resource Center hosts the Marquardt Peace and Possibility Speaker Series every year. The series aims to bring high profile LGBTQ+ leaders and advocates to campus to provide cultural opportunities, enhance the "welcomeness" and inclusion of campus, and to cultivate our "ally" community.

Along with sharing the stories of prominate LGBTQ+ leaders, we also like to highlight the experiences and talents of our LGBTQ+ students. 

Essay Information: 


How do you or can you use your talents, skills, and experience as an LGBTQ+ person or ally to achieve success and make a difference?

These questions can be used for guidance in addressing the topic:

  • 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.

Essays are due and should be submitted to Jayson Stokes ( by:
Monday November 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm. 

Essay winners will be highlighted at a Lavendar Graduation Ceremony in December. 

For more information please contact: 

Jayson Stokes, M.Ed. 
LGBT Resource Center
Weber State University 
Student Services Building, Suite 154



LGBT Resource Center

3885 West Campus Drive
Student Services Center,
Suite 154 Dept. 1123
Ogden, Utah 84408-1123


Jayson Stokes, M.Ed.