The Elizabeth S. Schmerling Endowed Scholarship

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Estab­lished in mem­ory of Eliz­a­beth Schmer­ling, who grad­u­ated from Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity in St. Louis in 2003 with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Architecture.

This spring, Liz’s fam­ily and friends will raf­fle a hand­made quilt to assist the schol­ar­ship in its mis­sion to sup­port tal­ented archi­tec­ture students.

About Liz

Liz was a beau­ti­ful, intel­li­gent and tal­ented young woman. Her smile was pure sun­shine. Liz worked hard and excelled in her stud­ies, while help­ing oth­ers study and under­stand the field she so loved. She con­tin­ued her stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia look­ing to earn Master’s Degrees in both archi­tec­ture and land­scape architecture.

Shortly after begin­ning her grad­u­ate stud­ies, Liz was diag­nosed with brain can­cer. For nine­teen months, while coura­geously pur­su­ing treat­ment, she stayed focused on archi­tec­ture while work­ing part time at Astorino Asso­ciates in Pitts­burgh. Liz died on April 26, 2005. Her par­ents and brother chose to honor her mem­ory by estab­lish­ing an endowed schol­ar­ship at Wash­ing­ton University.


The Schol­ar­ship

The Eliz­a­beth S. Schmer­ling Endowed Schol­ar­ship is a pres­ti­gious award that pro­vides finan­cial sup­port for tal­ented ris­ing seniors who are on track to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.

The schol­ar­ship is awarded annu­ally to one or more recip­i­ents. Selec­tion is deter­mined by a com­mit­tee of four fac­ulty based on supe­rior aca­d­e­mic per­for­mance and schol­ar­ship, inno­v­a­tive thought and approaches to the sci­ence and art of archi­tec­ture, and a com­mit­ment to the study and under­stand­ing of archi­tec­ture that serves as an inspi­ra­tion to pro­fes­sors and peers alike.


The quilt was made by the mother of one of Liz’s fel­low archi­tec­ture stu­dents from Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity. It is of the Stair­way pat­tern, fea­tur­ing Com­pli­ments and Flow­ers of the Sun by South Sea Imports with accents of yel­low and orange. The back­ing fab­ric is Sup­port­ing Cast by North­cott Stu­dios and has an embroi­dered tag com­mem­o­rat­ing the schol­ar­ship. The quilt mea­sures 53″×66″ (throw or lap size).

The win­ner will be noti­fied via email, then posted on this site. All pro­ceeds will be donated to the scholarship.








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