Happy 2018!

  • Advice to Schulze Scholars

    "Wanting to be at the top of the mountain is great. But, all the learning takes place along the way. Pay attention to it!”

    - Richard M. Schulze

    More about Scholars


  • Making an Impact 

    Way to Grow's goal is to make children "great by 8" and they're doing it!

    Here's how.


  • Early Learning Scholarships

    New Schulze Early Learning Scholarship (SELS) program assists middle-income families in gaining access to excellent preschool programs for their children.

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Fall 2018 Cycle
Opens Mar 1, 2018
LOI Deadline
Mar 30, 2018
If invited, application deadline
Apr 30, 2018

Current or future grantees enter here.

Current College Scholars ONLY
Limited Release of Information Get It Here
Early Learning Scholarships
Open for 2017-18 and 2018-19 Applications Apply Here
2018-19 College Scholarship Applications
Open for 2018-19 Applications Apply Here

Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships.

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Who We Are

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation began its work in 2004 with the charge from its founder to support transformational change for the benefit of mankind. The Foundation has consistently directed its primary efforts and resources toward matters of importance in human & social services, education, and health & medicine. It continues to do so today with a focus on investments that produce specific and measurable outcomes with a geographic emphasis on the Twin Cities (Minnesota) seven-county metropolitan area and Lee and Collier counties in Florida.  In all of its activities, the foundation embraces its founder’s beliefs in the value of innovation and in improving the lives of middle- and working-class families.

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