- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2017)
- IUPUI Maynard K. Hine Medal (1997)
Richard D. Schilling earned his A.S. in 1988 and his B.S. in 1989 from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. He has continued to volunteer for the University since his days as president of campus student government. As an IUPUI alumnus, Schilling has served on the Engineering and Technology Alumni Board, beginning with its founding in 1995, and continues as a member of its Black & Gold group.
Schilling has also been a key player in the IUPUI Alumni Council, IUPUI Holiday Night, Regatta and the Top 100 awards. He has been a strong advocate for IUPUI to the Indianapolis community and for the role Purdue plays on the IUPUI campus.