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 lax@breadrosesfund.org. Click here to learn about the members of the Lax Scholarship committee.

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The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 5:00pm on Monday, February, 2, 2015.

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

Attend an Information Session on Wednesday, January 7th to get a better idea of what Lax Committee members look for in an application. Click here for details and to RSVP.

Complete the application online: Jonathan Lax Scholarship Application

Fully completed applications (including any and all supplementary materials) are due in our office no later than 5:00pm (EST) on Monday, February, 2, 2015.

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

Decisions are made in April/June.