Arthur Schmitt Portrait


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.

Application Information

Fellowship guidelines and nomination information

Biography of Arthur J. Schmitt

“Quest for Leadership: The Arthur J. Schmitt Story” by Arthur J. Schaefer
- Part 1
- Part 2

Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship Program 50th Anniversary


Photos from Past Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship Receptions



Schmitt Fellows on Facebook

Current and former Schmitt Fellows are encouraged to be in touch and network with other Schmitt Fellows on Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, you can click here. Otherwise, just search for “Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellows – Marquette University” to find us. Then submit your request to join the group.

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