Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship

“The most necessary thing ... is leadership.”

~Arthur J. Schmitt

Shaping leaders who improve our world

The Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship Leadership Fellowship identifies talented Marquette doctoral students and fosters their development as socially responsible leaders in the Marquette community and beyond. One of the goals of the fellowship is to further students' formation as leaders working for positive social change in the spirit of Marquette University and Arthur J. Schmitt. This vision is accomplished through supporting their doctoral studies and promoting leadership development and opportunities.

Through the generous support of the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation and the contributions of many individuals to this vision, for more than 50 years, 473 awards have funded 390 students in 15 doctoral programs.  Through this support, Schmitt fellows impact the Academy and industry as scientists, scholars, pastors, writers, academic leaders, and clinicians.

The Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowships are awarded to eight to 10 students in doctoral programs each year. Each fellowship carries a ten-month stipend and a scholarship that pays for continuous enrollment fees. 

Schmitt Fellowships by Program


Schmitt Fellows Application at Marquette University

Fellowship Benefits and Responsibilities

The Schmitt Leadership Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of an Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship.

Fellowship Nominations

Interested in becoming a Schmitt Fellow? Learn more about Schmitt Leadership Fellowship guidelines and nomination information, and how to apply.

Fellows working with your organization

Schmitt fellows are leaders. Their values bring invaluable contributions to any partnerships, groups and organization with which they are involved.  Learn about our current Schmitt fellows and also past Schmitt fellows. 

Need help making a connection with a Schmitt Fellow? Heather Wolfgram can assist in connecting you with current fellows. 

Podcasts: Leadership Matters 

Leadership Matters is a podcast series that begun by the 2017-18 fellows featuring interviews focusing on leadership with Schmitt fellow alumni and other academic and community leaders. Check out the ways Leadership Matters

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Meet the current Schmitt Fellows

View our past Schmitt Fellows over the years

Alumni Connections: The MU Society of Schmitt Fellows

Connect with other Schmitt fellow alumni and find outreach and mentorship opportunities through Marquette’s Society of Schmitt Fellows.  

Leadership Projects

See how our Schmitt Fellows are Being the Difference by finding their place and doing something about it.

Alumni News and Achievements

Our alumni are doing some incredible things. See the latest news articles and success stories from our fellow alumni

50th Anniversary Impact Book

Review the history and timeline of the Schmitt Fellowship.

Program 50th Anniversary Celebration Video