We caught up with the three scholarship recipients to find out about the role UW-Stout has played in their success:
How will the awards make a difference in your education?
Kent: This allows me to focus on and explore these involvements with less stress towards part-time jobs. The scholarship money is very impactful because college expenses are stressful and this helps to diminish those stresses.
Subialka: The award provides me financial support for my degree. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to be recognized by the IoPP for my hard work.
Meyer: This scholarship will help pay for my tuition, so I do not have to get a part-time job. This will help me focus on my academics.
What has stood out about your experience at UW-Stout?
Kent: UW-Stout, as a school, puts in a tremendous amount of effort to prepare students for success. The packaging major does a wonderful job of exposing students to the industry early into their education. Courses expose us to group work, outside organization design challenges, lab work and more.
Subialka: What has stood out to me are opportunities like this, as well as the career fair. Being able to talk to industry professionals is very beneficial, especially when I will graduate, since I will already have connections.
Meyer: The staff here at Stout is always looking to help. Stout has the most friendly and caring people I’ve met. Whether it’s for a co-op opportunity or everyday tasks, someone has always been there to help me make decisions for the future.