Stout University Foundation awarded a record amount in scholarships to students during its annual ceremony at the Memorial Student Center.
More than $790,000 was given to 388 students at the Sept. 14 program and reception.
Established in 1962, the Stout University Foundation Scholarship Program has helped more than 9,000 students receive a college education. Through the financial support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, the program has given students more than $12.3 million over the years.
Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing and the Foundation executive director, said the Foundation is committed to helping students succeed.
“These awards provide valuable financial support for students as they achieve their educational goals and dreams. UW-Stout and Stout University Foundation appreciate the generous support of benefactors who make these awards possible while demonstrating a timeless commitment to UW-Stout and our students,” said Parsons, who spoke at the event.
Chancellor Bob Meyer, a scholarship recipient when he was an undergraduate student at UW-Stout in the late 1970s, also spoke.
The awards were presented by Foundation Scholarship Committee members Greg Else, a 1997 graduate, and Lauren Martey, a 1990 graduate. Greeting the recipients and donors were Meyer and Foundation Board President Tom Kornegor.
Many donors attended, including representatives of named scholarships who met the recipients of their awards.
The emcee was Kelly Matter, Scholarship Committee chair for Stout University Foundation. She is a 1989 UW-Stout graduate and president of Resource Inc., a nonprofit based in Minneapolis.
A total of 11 new scholarships were offered this year. They are:
- Delta Zeta Scholarship
- Gerber Rupp Annual Scholarship
- Greater Milwaukee Foundation Justin Philipp Meyer Memorial Fund
- Gary A. Hartmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Richard Heath Memorial Scholarship
- John J. and Mary L. Kay-Heisler Education Endowed Scholarship
- C. Robert and Helen Krause Endowed Scholarship
- Robert D. Olstrom Annual Scholarship
- Stout Institute Reunion Endowed Scholarship
- Stout Summit Recruitment and Retention Annual Scholarship
- Karl J. and Jean A. Pengilly Windberg Endowed Scholarship
For more information on Stout University Foundation, including how to donate or how to establish a scholarship fund, go to the Foundation website. The Foundation is at the Louis Smith Tainter House, 320 S. Broadway St.
Top: UW-Stout student Sylas Rehbein, of Viroqua, poses for a photo with donor Patricia Rose Rooney after receiving the Homer C. Rose Memorial Scholarship during a scholarship program Sept. 14 on campus. Rehbein is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Bottom: UW-Stout student Anthony Diaz, of Baraboo, talks with donor Linda Arzoumanian after receiving the Arzoumanian/Drake Endowed Scholarship during a scholarship program Sept. 14 on campus. Diaz is majoring in packaging.