The Shirley G. Schmitz Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation., provides scholarships for students enrolled, full time. Acceptable programs must include formal college courses offered by accredited universities and community colleges in Arizona that can lead to eventually forming a business. The Foundation provides scholarships as incentives rather than rewards for achievement. We enlarge the spectrum by assisting ambitious talent and interceding to shape it. Our philosophical approach is aggressive, conservative and supporting. Aggressive in seeking and finding ambitious and determined applicants. Conservative in how we analyze and select potential recipients. Supportive of their ambitions and efforts through the course of their education. To invest in future potential has its risks as we take unproven talent and invest money and effort in support of their entrepreneurial business career goals. We help them expand their universe of potential.
Any United States citizen attending university or college in Arizona full time who demonstrates ability and motivation with entrepreneurial goals as a part of their future.