The 2016-2017 Foundation scholarships have been awarded
 and the students
have been notified via mail or e-mail.
In order to receive your award you must comply with the two requirements:  


  1. Write a thank you letter to your donor and send a copy to Cindy Hangartner by August 5, 2016.
    Refer to your award letter for addresses.

  2. Your attendance is mandatory at the scholarship reception, Thursday, September 15, 2016
    in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.
  •      Program starts at 7 p.m.- arrive by 6:30 p.m. to find your assigned seat. 
  •      Your scholarship may be rescinded if you fail to attend the ceremony and have not been excused 
         prior to the event. 
  •      If you have an evening class that night, please let us know and your instructor will be notified that you 
         are to be excused to attend the awards ceremony.

     In August look for an invitation/RSVP card in the mail with further details of the event. 
     Return RSVP card by August 31, 2016

     Professional attire is appropriate for the awards ceremony - dress like you would for an interview




General Overview

The Stout University Foundation sponsors scholarships for degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students through a highly competitive process. Foundation scholarships are financed by the contributions of alumni, friends, parents, faculty, campus organizations, other Stout staff, foundations and corporations. More than $650,000 is awarded annually for the benefit of UW-Stout students. There is always a need for more scholarships for UW-Stout students and permanent scholarship funds may be established in the Foundation through bequests or special gifts. All gifts to the Stout University Foundation are tax deductible. 

Many thanks to our scholarship application readers who work to evaluate over 1300 applications annually.

Criteria for Selection

No single factor will be responsible for an applicant receiving a scholarship. Factors which are considered include: academic performance, letter of recommendation, professional activities, extracurricular activities, community involvement, written statements and, in many cases, financial need. Please note: To be considered for Foundation scholarships that specify financial need as a requirement, you should complete a FAFSA application by February 15, 2016, or as close to that date as possible.

Note: Both full-time and part-time students may apply. However, awards for students who are part-time (less than 12 credits for undergraduates and 6 credits for graduate students) will be prorated.

The Scholarship Committee will review applications and make the selections in the spring. Winners of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year will be notified by e-mail or mail by April 15th. Scholarship recipients are required to write a letter of appreciation to the scholarship donors and attend a formal award ceremony in September before payment is made for tuition.

Questions regarding Stout University Foundation scholarships may be directed to the:

Cindy Hangartner
Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 715-232-1320
The University of Wisconsin-Stout is an NCAA Division III member institution. As such, UW-Stout and Stout University Foundation are bound by NCAA rules, which prohibit any Division III institution from considering athletics leadership, ability, participation, or performance in making scholarship or financial aid award decisions to any student.