Robert Dale Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Rob Schmidt (1969-2000) was tragically killed in a highway accident April 20, 2000. This scholarship program is intended to memorialize Rob’s adventurous, humanitarian and loving spirit and to give others like Rob a chance to make a better life for them and help make a better world for all of us through education. Rob had been a student at LBCC and Portland Community College, and was a “student of life” with deep interests in philosophy, world cultures and adventurous travel. Rob loved people, especially the underdog and disenfranchised, and people loved him in return.
1. Financial Assistance: This scholarship is meant to help provide funding for tuition and a possible stipend for books and supplies. Based on financial need and successful scholastic performance, the grant could be approved each successive term until graduation from LBCC. Recipient can receive a scholarship award multiple times.
2. Serious Commitment to Succeed: An essay or alternative means of communication (such as film, art form, speech, etc.) that tells about the student’s need for financial assistance and reasons (including long-range personal goals) for wanting to obtain an education at LBCC.
3. Consider the Following:
a. Consideration given to, but not based on, previous GPA
b. Consideration for nontraditional students seeking to enroll
c. Consideration for documented learning disabilities
Academic Subject Area: Any subject area
May be an international student
Funds may be used for dual enrollment expenses
Minimum GPA of 2.00
Student’s year at LBCC when receiving award: No Preference
Scholarships can be used for: Tuition/fees, books, childcare, living expenses
Award Amount: $2,110, paid out evenly Winter and Spring terms.
Number of Awards available: 2
Student can receive scholarship multiple times
Apply during Fall Term
Enrollment requirement per term: 12 or more credit hrs.
Term(s) award to be paid: Winter, Spring