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Schneider Legacy Project

Help keep our students enrolled at Norwich and increase our ability to remain flexible in difficult times

Give Now to the Schneider Legacy Project

In the face of the global pandemic, we have created an initiative to help keep our students enrolled at Norwich and to increase our ability to remain flexible in difficult times. To honor President Schneider’s 28 years of incredible service, the Board of Trustees has named this initiative the Schneider Legacy Project.

Norwich students and their families are small business owners, teachers, first responders, nurses, contractors or serve in the military. This pandemic has been particularly difficult for the people who want to work hard, but simply cannot. To help keep our students in school, we will have to offer more scholarships this fall.

Gifts to the Schneider Legacy Project will be split between the Richard and Jaime Schneider Scholarship Fund and the Norwich Fund. The Schneider Legacy Project will increase financial aid in the fall of 2020 and give Norwich the flexibility to address immediate needs as they arise over the coming months.

A Man of Uncommon Integrity and Deep

Richard W. Schneider

Over 28 years ago, Richard W. Schneider arrived in Northfield, Vermont to become the 23rd president of Norwich University. In the nearly three decades he has served as president, he has inspired and executed his strategic plan with extraordinary competence, humility and boundless energy.

Ever aware of his obligation to keep the vision of Captain Alden Partridge alive, to champion our mission and to honor and emulate our guiding values, President Schneider has been the chief executive officer of a complex organization, an academic leader ensuring students are prepared to assume leadership roles in a global society, a fan of student-athletes in every sport, a bridge builder both within and outside of the Norwich community, a story teller and a role model.

For more about President Schneider's legacy at Norwich, see President Richard W. Schneider, we salute you! A look back at his 28 years at Norwich.