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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 or greater composite ACT (SAT equivalent) score. Eligible students are invited to campus on March 10, 2017 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 GPA or higher and complete 30 credits each year (does not include advanced placement or transfer credits). 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 or greater composite ACT (SAT equivalent) 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 3.0 GPA or higher and successfully complete 30 credits by the end of their freshmen year (does not include advanced placement or transfer credits). Students must be admitted by the first Monday in February and to be eligible any updated credentials must be received no later than March 15, 2017.


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

Students are eligible for The Polytechnic Scholarship if they rank in the top 30 percent of their graduating class (3.5 GPA if your high school does not rank) and have a 23 or greater composite ACT (SAT equivalent) score. Students must be enrolled freshmen year with a minimum of 12 credits (does not include advanced placement or transfer credits).  Students are awarded $1,000 and it is not renewable. Students must be admitted by the first Monday in February and to be eligible any updated credentials must be received no later than March 15, 2017.


Out of State Student Scholarship — 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 (3.25 GPA if your high school does not rank) and have a composite ACT of 22 or greater. Students who are selected will pay the resident tuition rate rather than the non-resident tuition rate for up to eight semesters.


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 the first Monday in February, excellence in completing the application form. The Honors College application can be found 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.  Students must also complete the Foundation Scholarship Application.


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 2017; 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 April 1, 2017 through the Multicultural Student Services office. Find more information on the Multicultural Student Services office website or by calling 715-232-1381.


Return to Wisconsin Program

Nonresidential tuition rates for children and grandchildren of qualifying alumni will be discounted 25 percent. Qualifying alumni are biological or legal parents, grandparents, or legal guardians, living or dead, who have previously earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at UW-Stout. Eligible students must meet all admissions criteria that apply to all other applicants.

An eligible student or the students qualifying parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a legal resident from states other than Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Midwest Student Exchange Program states. Return to Wisconsin students will pay all other fees (special course changes, room, board, and other expenses) at the same rates as other students and will not displace Wisconsin residents. This program does not apply to graduate tuition and fees and students must remain in good academic standing.

For more information, contact: Joel Helms, Director of Admissions at helmsj@uwstout.edu or 715-232-3485.



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 Scholarships

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, 2017. If you have questions, call the Admissions Office at 1-715-232-1232.


Transfer Student Scholarships


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