Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship

In 2020, the average Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation scholarship applicant needed an additional $17,500 in financial aid for the academic year.

When you donate to an Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation scholarship, you help collegiate and alumnae Sisters achieve their academic goals with fewer barriers.

About this scholarship


The Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship is named for Rose Marie Schmidt (Theta 1944/Wayne State). This award is reserved for a member of Alpha Sigma Tau.

About Rose Marie Schmidt


Rose Marie Schmidt is regarded as one of the most influential women in Alpha Sigma Tau's history. Rose Marie was initiated into Alpha Sigma Tau at Wayne State University, home of the Theta Chapter, on February 29, 1944. She remained involved in the Sorority her entire life. She was an active member of the Detroit Alumnae Panhellenic and Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter, where she served as President from 1980-1992.

Nationally, Rose Marie served in volunteer roles such as Rush Chairman, National Pledge Chairman, and Alumnae Editor of The Anchor. She also served as National Chairman for the 15th National Convention held in Detroit in 1964, where she was honored with the Ada A. Norton Award.

Rose Marie began her faithful service on the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation Board as Second Vice President in 1991, before serving as Treasurer from 1997 to 2011. During her 19 years of service on the Board, the Foundation grew exponentially. Rose Marie's financial wisdom guided the Foundation through its most formative years.

When she served as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Rose Marie funded this scholarship, which has financially supported the academic endeavors of more than 40 Alpha Sigma Tau members to date.

Rose Marie Schmidt's enormous contributions to Alpha Sigma Tau continue to live on through this scholarhip.

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Remembering Rose Marie Schmidt - $500 Match

The first $500 contributed in support of the Rose Marie Schmidt Scholarship Fund, will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the generosity of the Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter in memory of Rose Marie Schmidt (Theta 1944/Wayne State).

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