Congratulations to Patrick Curoe!

posted Mar 29, 2014, 10:34 PM by Brad Kohl

Patrick Curoe is a winner of the 2013 PFund Scholarship.

Students are selected for their service, leadership and outstanding academic achievement. “This is a powerful group of leaders,” said Kate Eubank, executive director. “As LGBT and allied student leaders, addressing a broad spectrum of concerns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, these students are changing individual lives and transforming communities into safer, more inclusive places.”  

Patrick Curoe

Hometown: Minneapolis
Age: 18
Academic Program: Undecided
School: Lawrence University

Meuwissen-Werb Leadership Award ($2,000), Atheists for Human Rights Award ($500)

Patrick has taken a lead role in the data analysis projectProfiling for Good!, being conducted in partnership with OutFront Minnesota and his high school. The project works to identify communities where bullying is likely to occur and then alert OutFront Minnesota’s Safe Schools initiative so they can act to prevent it. As a third generation LGBT activist, and the son of two mothers, Patrick hopes to continue his research work into the beginning of his undergraduate career. “Patrick has already given a workshop with Justin Anderson from the Safe Schools initiative at OutFront Minnesota on his project at the PFLAG Cultivating Respect Conference in Minneapolis. He will be sharing his work at the National Service Learning Conference in Denver. Patrick has also submitted a workshop proposal for Free Minds—Free People conference in Chicago and has been invited to address local church youth groups.”