The Schmidt Associates Scholarship was established in June of 2000 by the partners of the company. Schmidt Associates will match two for one, the contributions of its employees. One scholarship is awarded each year for a minimum of $1,000 to a Ball State University student.
The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students in their third year of study in a professional degree program of the College of Architecture and Planning, and returning as a full-time student for their fourth year. (Bachelor or Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development)
Preferences for student selection are as follows:
- Undergraduate juniors, majoring in Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Development and Architecture.
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Commitment to professional growth and development through leadership and participation in student and/or professional organizations and activities.
- Evidence of community involvement and service.
- Some consideration will be given to students with financial need, although it is not a major determining factors.
The two recipients for this year were:
Leslie is from Paw Paw, MI and in her third year of study at Ball State University. She intends to attend graduate school at either Oregon University or Montana State University to focus on sustainable architecture. Because architecture is such a prominent part of society, it is Leslie’s goal to utilize architecture as an educational tool for users and communities. It is her hope that people will understand the techniques used to become sustainable and will apply them in other areas of their lives. Leslie also dreams of traveling the world to see famous architecture, art, and experience other cultures.
Tyler Bracht is a 4th year architecture student from the town of Roanoke, just south of the Fort Wayne area. Tyler enjoys anything relating to digital fabrication as well as finding new means and methods of construction. Upon receiving his masters of architecture degree, Tyler would eventually like to become a licensed architect and someday run his own firm.