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.

Meet our 2018 Scholars

Isaac James - University of Texas

Isaac is a freshman at University of Texas at Austin, where he is studying Government and Economics. 

He is a graduate of Arlington High School where he ranked 8th in a class of 654 students.

Allyzah Allene Cabugao - U of H

Allyzah is beginning her second year at University of Houston where she is studying Studio Art and Interpersonal Communications. 

She plans to become a high school art teacher while pursuing a Masters Degree in Interpersonal Communicaitons.

Joshua Hernandez - Texas A&M

Joshua is a freshman at Texas A&M, studying Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. 

He is a 2018 graduate of Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School in Mesquite where he played JV and Varsity Football.

Amber August - UNT Dallas Law

Amber received a BA in Criminal Justice from Texas Woman's University in 2014. She began her JD studies at UNT Dallas College of Law in August of this year. After completing her studies, Amber plans to practice family and/or civil rights law.

Gabriele Slaughter - UTSW

Gabriele currently holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics. In 2017 she received a graduate certificate from UT Dallas in Biomedical Sciences. 

Gabriele now attends UT Southwestern Medical School where she is pursuing her MD focusing on Family Medicine and LGBT health.

Lindsey P. Dixon - TCU

Lindsey holds a Master's Degree in Education from UT Arlington. 

She is currently attending Texas Christian University where she is working towards and MBA and EdD.

Scholarship Application

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