We support high-performing educational institutions, by invitation only. We also support other nonprofit organizations that offer rigorous and effective learning experiences through tutoring, after school-programming and camps. We commit to reducing burdensome student loan debt for select, high-potential college students and their working-class families, we encourage exceptional college students to pursue teaching careers, and we support excellence in teaching and scholarship.
At their spring 2017 meeting, the RMSFF board of trustees awarded 85 grants for a total of over $4.9 million in grants to be paid in 2017 and succeeding years to programs in the Education Focus area in Minnesota and Florida.
Dick at Florida Gulf Coast University
Even though his plans to attend college never materialized, Schulze became trustee and major donor of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota – the school where he enrolled before joining and serving full-time, active duty in the Air National Guard. In 1998, the University of St. Thomas awarded him an honorary doctoral degree. In 2000, Schulze and his late wife, Sandy, donated $50 million to St. Thomas founding the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship in Schulze Hall. Pictured above, Dick speaks about entrepreneurship with students at Florida Gulf Coast University, a foundation grantee.