Hans Schroeder loved the outdoors and adventure. He loved snowboarding, skiing, riding his motorcycle, and hiking. In 2001 he found his professional calling in the wind turbine business. Hans was a site manager for Suzlon, a wind turbine company, and was known for his innovative ideas. At his site, Hans developed 97 changes to the turbines, of which 92 were adopted company-wide. He was quickly promoted within the company. In 2010, Hans was involved in a motorcycle accident that took his life. His parents, Charlie and Kathy Schroeder, established this memorial scholarship to provide a boost to others like Hans, who choose a life outdoors at the thrilling height of more than 230 feet. This scholarship is designated for a student in the wind turbine program.