Stout Scholars Student Stories

Follow two Stout Scholars on their college journeys
Stout Scholars Erin O'Brien and Nathan Thompson, second row, second and third from right.
June 10, 2021

The Stout Foundation supports students' academic success with more than $800,000 in scholarships awarded each year.

One of the Foundation’s scholarships, the Stout Scholars Scholarship, awards three outstanding incoming students each year with $5,000, renewable for up to four years, for a total value of $20,000.

Stout Scholars are a select group of undergrad students, awarded for their academic excellence. They represent the university’s commitment to students’ success in their studies and their career-readiness.

Follow two Stout Scholars on their four-year journeys for a glimpse into the lives of UW-Stout students. Join them in their triumphs and challenges, their campus involvements and program experiences as they make their way toward graduation.

Second Year, 2020-2021: Adapting to changes and planning ahead

Applied mathematics and computer science major adapts to campus changes, plans ahead for future goals

​​​​​​​Stout Scholar O’Brien, determined to make the best of her college career as she ends her sophomore year
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‘Exploring all opportunities’ in applied science and mechanical engineering double-major

Stout Scholar Thompson steps back into the labs and leadership opportunities
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First Year, 2019-2020: Building friendships and getting involved

Applied mathematics and computer science major finds new support system away from home

Stout Scholar O’Brien, recruited for women's basketball, looking for a place to thrive in first year
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Double-major in applied science and mechanical engineering gets involved on campus

Stout Scholar Thompson supporting others as a volunteer and leader in first year
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Stout Scholars Student Stories

Follow two students through their four years at UW-Stout

‘Exploring all opportunities’ in applied science and mechanical engineering double-major

Stout Scholar Thompson steps back into the labs and leadership opportunities

Applied mathematics and computer science major adapts to campus changes, plans ahead for future goals

​​​​​​​Stout Scholar O’Brien, determined to make the best of her college career as she ends her sophomore year