The Dr. John D. Schade Memorial Fund

Dr. John Schade during a Polaris Project research trip to Alaska.

Dr. John D. Schade passed away on March 26, 2021 after a long and distinguished career in research and education. John was passionate about educating the next generation of scientists, and was the heart of Woodwell’s Polaris Project, which integrates Arctic research and undergraduate education. Donations to the Schade Memorial Fund, through the form below, help us honor and sustain the legacy of Dr. Schade and his unwavering dedication to student-led learning through the John Schade Memorial Scholarship Program.


To learn more about past Schade Memorial Scholarship recipients, read our profiles of the 2022 and 2023 awardees.