Scholarships

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 the first Monday of February. The following list describes specific scholarship opportunities for freshmen. A full list is available here.


Stout Scholars

The Stout Scholars Scholarship is awarded to three outstanding students who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (3.75 GPA if your high school does not rank) and have a 26 composite ACT score. Eligible students are invited to campus on February 13, 2015 for an interview and must attend to be considered. Students are awarded $5,000 for their first year of college and are eligible to renew for the remaining three years if they maintain a 3.5 or higher and complete 30 credits each year. Students must be admitted to the university by the first Monday in February and complete the Foundation Scholarship Application.


Chancellor's Scholarship (awarded upon acceptance, no need to apply

Students are eligible for The Chancellor’s Scholarship if they rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (3.75 GPA if your high school does 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 each year. Students must be admitted by the first Monday in February. Any updated scores must be received no later than March 15, 2015.


Polytechnic Scholarship (awarded upon acceptance, no need to apply)

Students are eligible for The Polytechnic Scholarship if they rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating class (3.5 GPA if your high school does not rank) and have a 24 composite ACT score. Students must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 credits. Students are awarded $1,000 and it is not renewable. Students must be admitted by the first Monday in February. Any updated scores must be received no later than March 15, 2015


Honors Scholarships

Any Major

  • Incoming freshmen
  • 15 scholarships are available for a total package of $4,000.
  • This is a $1,000 scholarship for select freshmen entering the Honors College, renewable for four years.

Eligibility criteria include: acceptance to the University Honors College by February 2, 2015 and excellence in completing the scholarship essay component which is Part 2 of the Honors College application. The Honors College application is available here [PDF].  Students with an ACT of 24 or above, a class rank in the top 25 percent or a GPA of 3.5 if unranked are invited to apply.


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 GoArmy.com or contact LTC K. Dave Pindell Jr. at 715-232-5629 or pindellk@uwstout.edu.

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 percent 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 jamesk@uwstout.edu.