The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program is an annual contest for college newspaper columnists underwritten by Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby. The 2017 first-prize winner receives a $1,500 scholarship and recognition from professional writers at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Learn more about Abby's goals for the contest.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 DEAR ABBY COLLEGE COLUMNIST SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE:
Archer Parquette, Boston College
Parquette’s work:
Super-Profound Wisdom Nuggets From a Young Columnist
Once Upon a Time in Wisconsin
The Myth of Shovelus

SECOND PRIZE:
Danny Bugingo, University of Idaho
Bugingo’s Work:
Legalize LSD
Consent is not enough
Embracing Identities

THIRD PRIZE:
Gene Wang, Syracuse University
Wang’s Work:
Syracuse University’s new preferred name policy is a step in the right direction for trans* individuals, but the fight isn’t over
Original run of ‘Will & Grace’ was revolutionary but problematic; reboot needs to portray queer characters fairly and realistically
‘Moonlight’ winning Best Picture demonstrates a Hollywood that embraces black, queer characters, rather than ignore them

QUESTIONS? If you have questions, contact Scholarship Chairman Mike Leonard by email, leonardbtown@gmail.com.

The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program provided by the NSNCEF is made possible through the generous support of Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby.