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. Starting in fall 2019, 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
  • Renewable for one year ($1,000)
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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
  • Renewable for one year ($2,000)
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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
  • Renewable for one year ($3,000)

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 to campus to interview and attend Stout Scholars Day on February 21, 2020. Students will be invited via email.

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: 

  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher
    or SAT total score of 1160 or higher
  • Rank in the top 25% of graduating class (or if your high school does not rank, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • Incoming freshman of any major for the fall semester
  • Admitted to UW-Stout and successful completion of 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)

You are eligible for the Multicultural Student Scholarship if you meet these criteria: 

  • Designated American minority (African American, American Indian, Hispanic or Asian)
  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be accepted and planning to enroll at UW-Stout for the fall semester as a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student living on campus for the academic year
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, employment, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Financial need is considered with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application

This process is competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Awards consist of a four-year scholarship for a total value of $10,000. Recipients will receive $2,500 per year for up to four years, as long as the student maintains continued eligibility requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earn a minimum of 24 credits per year
  • Meet with Multicultural Student Services staff at least once each semester
  • Participate in four Multicultural Student Services approved/sponsored activities each semester
  • Complete a financial literacy component each semester

Please review the scholarship guidelines and application process before proceeding to the required application.

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:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your previous institution
  • Must have a declared major in a UW-Stout undergraduate program (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
  • Completed your FAFSA

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. Please apply by June 8, 2020.   The attached information is from 2019.  The updated 2020 application will be available by late winter 2020.  Read more (PDF).

Return to Wisconsin

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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