Lax Scholarship Fund for Gay Men

The Lax Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the late entrepreneur and inventor Jonathan R. Lax for the purpose of encouraging gay men to obtain additional education; aspiring to positions in which they contribute to society; being out about their sexual orientation; and acting as role models for other gay men with similar potential. Tuition scholarships are awarded in amounts $4,000 and $8,000 to men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region. For more questions, please contact Click here to learn about the members of the Lax Scholarship committee.

Sign up to attend the Lax Scholarship Reception to celebrate the 2014 scholars and learn more about the scholarship. The reception will be held Friday, September 5 at the William Way Community Center.

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The deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year has passed. Please check back here in the fall of 2014 for application information for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Download the scholarship requirements checklist in PDF.
Download the scholarship requirements checklist in Word.

Fully completed applications (including any and all supplementary materials) are due in our office no later than 5:00pm (EST), on the first Monday in February.

Bread & Roses Community Fund
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107