Stout University Foundation Scholarships

Stout Foundation scholarships are awarded based on an overall student profile, including participation in academic organizations and other groups, students' interest areas or financial need. Awards range from $250 to $8,500. Scholarship applications are due Friday, January 31, 2014. The following list describes specific scholarship opportunities for freshmen. A full list is available here.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is automatically awarded to students who rank in the top 10% of their graduating class (a 3.5 GPA is used only for high schools that do not rank) and have a 26 composite ACT score. Students are awarded $3,000 for their first year of college and are eligible to renew it for a second year for $1,500 if they maintain a 3.5 or higher and complete 30 credits. Students must be admitted by Jan. 31, 2014

Stout Scholars

Outstanding students can compete for one of three (3) $5,000 scholarships renewable for up to four years. Students with a 26 composite ACT score and rank in the top 10% of their graduating class (3.5 GPA if your high school does not rank) will be invited to campus on February 14th, 2014 for an interview and must attend to be considered. Students must be admitted by January 31, 2014. Stout Scholars are eligible to renew if they maintain a 3.5 or higher and complete 30 credits.

Polytechnic Scholarship

The Polytechnic Scholarship is automatically awarded to students who rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (a 3.25 GPA is used only for high schools that do not rank) and have a 23 composite ACT score. Students must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 credits. Students are awarded $1,000 and is not renewable. Students must be admitted by Jan. 31, 2014  (awarded upon acceptance, no need to apply).

Honors Scholarships

15 scholarships available at $2,000 each. Criteria includes:

  • Incoming freshmen
  • This is a $2,000 scholarship that is renewable for a second year based on adequate progress and participation in the Honors College.
  • ACT score of 24 or higher, and a class rank in the top 25 percent of graduating class (or a GPA of 3.5 or higher for high schools that do not rank).
  • Be accepted into the Honors College by invitation or application [PDF] by January 30, 2014 and
  • Complete HC Scholarship Essay Part B [PDF] of the Honors College invitation.
  • Complete the Stout Foundation scholarship application by January 31, 2014.

Multicultural Student Scholarship Awards

These awards consist of four-year scholarships valued at $10,000. Students selected for this scholarship will receive $2,500 each year for up to four years. Students are eligible to be considered for a scholarship if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Southeast Asian, or Hispanic American; are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States; have attained a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted); will be enrolling for the first time at UW-Stout as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in fall 2014; and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities. Award winners will be selected on the basis of the applicant's ranking within the competitive pool and financial need may be considered. Students must complete 30 credits by the end of their freshman year with a 3.0 average.

Students must apply for the scholarship by March 15, 2014 through the Multicultural Student Services office. Find more information on the Multicultural Student Services office website or by calling 715-232-1381.

Army ROTC Scholarships

Four-year Army ROTC scholarships are available. Apply at or contact LTC K. Dave Pindell Jr. at 715-232-5629 or

National Merit Finalists are eligible for a $2,000 award.

In addition, freshmen and sophomores must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the priority date of February 15, 2014.

Additional scholarship information is available from the Financial Aid Office website.

If you have questions, call the Admissions Office at 1 800-447-8688.

Graduate from Wisconsin

Students from states other than Wisconsin and Minnesota will be considered for a scholarship to pay the resident tuition rate. In order to be considered, students must graduate in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a composite ACT of 22 or greater and demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA. Students who meet this criteria will pay the resident tuition rates rather than the non-resident tuition rates.

Transfer Student Scholarships

NSF S-STEM Scholarship

Freshmen and transfer students in the Environmental Science program and the Applied Science programs are eligible to apply for the NSF S-STEM Scholarships. Recipients will be awarded a maximum of $5,000 or their FASFA estimated “financial need,” whichever is less.  This scholarship is not renewable.  Applicants must demonstrate academic promise and commitment to Environmental Science or Applied Science. There is a rolling deadline — apply immediately.

For more information, contact Krista James, 715-232-1557 or