Scholarships

We have scholarship dollars waiting for you, including Blue Devil Guarantee scholarships for new students who score 22 or higher on the ACT.
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Our Blue Devil Guarantee

Have you worked hard in high school to keep your GPA high and crush the ACT? You deserve some recognition for that.

That’s why we’ve put together our Blue Devil Guarantee, every eligible new freshman will automatically receive one of these scholarships when they come to Stout.

To qualify for the Blue Devil Guarantee scholarships, you must be a new freshman student admitted to UW-Stout by the first Monday in February for the fall semester. If you improve your ACT/GPA, you can qualify for a higher scholarship! Submit your updated credentials no later than March 15.

Questions about Blue Devil Guarantee Scholarships?

If you have any questions or concerns about qualifying for a Blue Devil Guarantee scholarship, please contact:

Joel Helms, Director of Admissions
715-232-3485
helms@uwstout.edu

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Promising Scholarship | $1,000

  • Upon acceptance a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher
    or SAT total score of at least 1100
Bowman Hall

Polytechnic Scholarship | $2,000

  • Upon acceptance a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher
    or SAT total score of at least 1160
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Chancellor's Scholarship | $3,000

  • Upon acceptance a cumulative GPA of 3.67 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 27 or higher 
    or SAT total score of at least 1260

Additional Scholarships

For incoming students, these scholarships require that you interview or submit an application in addition to meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Stout Scholars | $5,000 (renewal option)

The selective Stout Scholars Scholarship is awarded to just three outstanding students! You are eligible if you meet these criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.67 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 27 or higher 
    or SAT total score of at least 1260
  • New freshman student admitted to UW-Stout for fall semester by the first Monday in February
  • Updated credentials must be received by the first Monday in February

Students who meet these requirements will be invited by email to attend a Stout Scholars Day event in February 2021.

This scholarship is renewable for an additional three years ($5,000 per year) as long as the student maintains eligibility, for a total value of $20,000.

Out of State Scholarship | $2,000 (renewal option)

This is a $2,000 scholarship, you are eligible if you meet these criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • New freshman student admitted to UW-Stout for fall semester by the first Monday in February
  • Students that would be considered out-of-state, meaning there is no reciprocity agreement and/or other agreement like the Midwest Student Exchange Program

This scholarship is renewable for an additional three years ($2,000 per year) as long as the student remains enrolled full-time and in good academic standing.

Honors College Scholarship | $1,000 (renewal option)

This is a $1,000 scholarship for select freshmen entering the Honors College. You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet these criteria: 

  • New freshman admitted to UW-Stout for fall semester, contingent on acceptance to the Honors College.
  • Complete the Honors College Application by the first Monday in February.

15 scholarships are available. Each scholarship is renewable for an additional three years ($1,000 per year) as long as the student maintains eligibility, for a total package of $4,000.

Multicultural Student Scholarships | $2,500 (renewal option)
  • Applicant must: 
    • Be an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority (Black, Native American, Hispanic/Latinx and/or Asian)
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities shown through participation in community service, employment, extracurricular or other activites.
    • Be accepted and planning to enroll at UW-Stout as a first year, full-time, degree-seeking student planning to take courses on campus for the upcoming academic year (CI/online students not eligible)
  • Financial need is considered with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application

Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years ($2,500/year) for possible total of $10,000 over four years. Students must meet continued requirements to maintain eligibility each year.

The application process is competitive with a limited number of scholarships available.

  • Guidelines and Online Application Form Available October 1, 2020
  • DEADLINE: First Monday in February

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Multicultural Student Services
715-232-1381
multiculture@uwstout.edu

Transfer Student Scholarship | $1,000

You may be eligible for a Transfer Student Scholarship if you meet these criteria for Fall semester start:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your previous institution
  • Must be an on campus student (customized instruction students do not qualify)
  • Transferring a minimum of 24 credits, but no more than 90 credits.
  • Admitted to UW-Stout by June 1, 2020 with final transcripts due by June 8, 2020.
    • Due to circumstances of the 2020 Spring semester with COVID-19, the due date of final transcripts has been extended to June 15, 2020.
  • Completed your FAFSA to be considered for any need-based scholarship decisions.

Each recipient will receive $1,000 with half the amount awarded in the fall semester and half in the spring semester. We will notify recipients by mail, email, and as a part of your financial aid package sent out in late June.  Scholarship dollars are limited and not all eligible transfer students will receive a scholarship. 

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship | $1,500 - $2,500

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship is offered only to qualified students transferring directly from two-year colleges for a Fall semester start. Please apply by June 8, 2020.  PTK Transfer Scholarship 2020Fall (PDF).

  • Due to circumstances of the 2020 Spring semester with COVID-19, the due date of this application has been extended to June 15, 2020.
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Is your parent or grandparent a Stout alum? If so, you may qualify for a 25% discount off the non-resident tuition rate. Students are eligible to renew for up to 3 more years if they remain in good academic standing.

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Joel Helms, Director of Admissions
715-232-3485
helms@uwstout.edu

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