Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellows Program

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

Arthur J. Schmitt, March 1946

About the Fellowship

Arthur J. Schmitt was an industrial executive who expressed his commitment to education, and the development of responsible leadership through Christian principles and ideals. He founded the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation in 1941, dedicating its resources toward fashioning a better and more humane world.

The Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowships are available to students in doctoral programs. Eight to ten fellowships are awarded. Each fellowship carries a ten-month stipend up to $17,500. The fellowship includes a scholarship that pays for continuous enrollment fees.

About Arthur Schmitt

About Arthur J. Schmitt

“Quest for Leadership: The Arthur J. Schmitt Story” by Arthur J. Schaefer

Marquette University Schmitt Fellows Leadship Matters PodcastsLeadership Matters Podcasts

Various individuals, with meaningful connections to the Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellows program and to the fellows themselves were interviewed on matters of leadership. Listen to what they have to say on relevant topics. 

Schmitt Fellows Application at Marquette UniversityApplication Information

Interested in becoming a Schmitt Fellow? Learn more about Schmitt Fellowship guidelines and nomination information

Marquette University Schmitt Fellows projectsSchmitt Fellows Projects 

See how our Schmitt Fellows are being the difference.

Marquette University Schmitt Fellows Impact BookSchmitt Fellows Impact Book

Review the history and timeline of the Schmitt Fellowship.


Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship Program 50th Anniversary

Celebration Video