Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Over 20 years ago, the late inventor and entrepreneur, Jonathan Lax, created this scholarship to encourage gay men to further their education. Lax’s hope was to help create educated role models out in the community for other gay men.

Scholarship: Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men

Awarding Organization: Bread and Roses Foundation

Amount: $5,000 – $10,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: Gay men who reside in the Philadelphia area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Camden counties). Applicants must be attending accredited colleges, graduate, or professional schools.

How to Apply: Complete the online application and provide three letters of reference.

Deadline: November 1


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.