Savannah Rae Schmidt Scholarship Established At MTSU

Savannah Rae SchmidtMiddle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and the family of Savannah Rae Schmidt have established a scholarship in her name.

Schmidt, who died May 19, had just completed her junior year at MTSU, where she was studying public relations following in the footsteps of her mother, highly-respected publicist and owner of Schmidt Public Relations, Jessie Schmidt. Savannah’s father is professional keyboard player Joey Schmidt.

The Savannah Rae Schmidt Scholarship, funded by private donations, will be managed by the MTSU Foundation and awarded to a student pursuing a degree in public relations in the music business within MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment. The goal will be to award the first Savannah Rae Schmidt scholarship award to a deserving student in the fall of 2017.

Those interested in making a donation to the scholarship should contact Abby White, Development Director at MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment, at 615-473-1962 or [email protected]. Online donations can be completed at


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