Grants and Scholarships

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Available Grants

Lawton Undergraduate Multicultural Retention Grant (LUMRG)

The intent of the Lawton Undergraduate Multicultural Retention Grant (LUMRG) is to provide financial assistance to designated underrepresented minority undergraduate students (Black, Hispanic, Native American and Southeast Asians) to improve opportunities for retention and graduation and lessen the burden of student debt. Limited awards available.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be Wisconsin resident
    • LUMRG funds are not available to out of state residents. Minnesota reciprocity is not included in this grant program.
  • Statutorily designated minority (Black, Hispanic, Native American and Southeast Asians of Vietnamese, Cambodian or Laotian)
  • Undergraduate student seeking first bachelor’s degree
  • Completed at least 24 credits
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Financial need (determined by financial aid office with FAFSA application)
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester

Special students and students working towards a second undergraduate degree are not eligible.

To apply, please click HERE (students may need to login to view the page and apply).

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93% Retention rate with a CGPA of 3.3 for Lawton recipients

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP)

The intent of the Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) is to provide financial assistance to designated minority and disadvantaged graduate students to improve their opportunities for retention and graduation and lessen the burden of student debt. Limited awards available.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents at the time of the application.
  • Member of disadvantaged or underrepresented ethnic minority group.
  • Admitted to graduate degree program at UW-Stout:
    • Award amount based on the number of credits for each semester (award $450/1 credit)
    • A minimum of 5 credits/semester is required with award of $2,250/semester
    • Award for full-time students is $4,050/semester (9 graduate credits/semester
      • 10 credits = $4,500/semester
      • 11 credits = $4,950/semester
      • 12 credits = $5,400/semester
      • 13 credits = $5,850/semester
    • Maximum award for full-time student is $6,300/semester
    • Non-degree seeking students with “special” status are NOT eligible
    • Courses must apply to program requirements
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
    • Must maintain 3.0 semester GPA for continued funding.
      • Maximum time to receive award as a full-time student is 6 semesters.
      • Maximum time to receive award as a part-time student is 8 semesters.
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to UW-Stout Financial Aid office.
  • Must be Wisconsin resident.
    • AOP funds are not available to out of state residents.  Minnesota reciprocity is not included in this grant program.


For more information: mss@uwstout.edu