GLBT Chamber Foundation Scholarships

Multi-Discipline Scholarships

 Foundation Scholarships are available to Texas students studying at any accredited school or certificate program. 

Preference is given to students who self-identify as GLBT, members of GLBT families, or allies who demonstrate significant activities in support of GLBT equality. 

Film & Television - Performance & Production

Established by the OutTakes Dallas Foundation, this scholarship fund seeks to support students in Film, Television and related areas of study. 




Rob Ruhlin Law Scholarship

In 2014, the Board of Directors of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce established this scholarship as a memorial to Rob Ruhlin. Rob served as the Chamber's General Counsel beginning in January 2013 and ending in October, 2014 when Rob died in a motorcycle accident. 


Rob graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in 2003 with degrees in psychology, philosophy and political science. He received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on June 11, 2006. Later he received a Master of Law in Taxation degree from the New York University School of Law in 2010 and was licensed to practice law in Texas, New York, several U.S. District Courts and the United States Tax Court.


The Rob Ruhlin Law Scholarship honors Rob and his commitment to equality by providing scholarships to LGBT law students in Texas.   



Veronica Marcum Nursing Scholarship

The Veronica Marcum Scholarship Fund was created by Candy Marcum and Carolyn Hall, long-time leaders in the LGBT equality movement, to honor Candy’s mother, Veronica Marcum.


Mrs. Marcum was a Registered Nurse (RN) who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war, she married and dedicated her time to her family. Known as “Mickey” to her many friends, she kept her RN license current for twenty-five years, eventually working at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She remained at Methodist Hospital until she retired in 1993. In retirement, she volunteered at MD Anderson Medical Center for another twenty years.


Mrs. Marcum passed away on January 24, 2018, two weeks before her 95th birthday.


The Veronica Marcum Scholarship Fund honors Veronica "Mickey" Marcum by providing scholarships to LGBT students in or entering nursing programs in Texas.

Scholarship Application

The 2019-2020 Scholarship Application will be available on February 1, 2019.