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$2M+ in Scholarships for Incoming & Continuing Students.

At UW-Stout, success is our top priority and that means investing in you.
As soon as you apply, you'll be automatically considered for every incoming first-year and transfer scholarship we offer. Once you're a student, complete our universal scholarship application and we'll consider you for hundreds of additional undergraduate and graduate scholarships through our Stout University Foundation Scholarship Program. Learn more about our commitment to your success below.

Incoming Student Scholarships

Blue Devil First-Year Student Scholarship | $2,000

Eligibility Requirements

The $2,000 Blue Devil First-Year Student Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. No additional scholarship application is required. You are eligible for consideration if you meet these criteria: 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA*
  • Recent high school graduate admitted to UW-Stout as a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student for fall semester
  • Enrolled as an on-campus student (online/customized instruction students are ineligible)

*Priority is given to students who are admitted and have completed the FAFSA by March 15. Additional scholarship awarding may continue after the priority deadline, pending availability of funds. 

Due to significant delays with the federal student aid processing for the 2024-2025 school year, selection criterion for this scholarship may differ. Funds are limited and students are not guaranteed a scholarship. 

Stout Scholars Scholarship | $5,000 (renewal option)

Eligibility Requirements

The selective $5,000 Stout Scholars Scholarship is renewable for an additional three years, as long as the student maintains eligibility, for a total value of $20,000. Students who meet eligibility requirements will be invited by email to attend a Stout Scholars interview in February and three outstanding students will be awarded! You are eligible for consideration 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 1280* 
  • Recent high school graduate admitted to UW-Stout as a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student for fall semester
  • Enrolled as an on-campus student (online/customized instruction students are ineligible)
  • Must be admitted, and updated credentials must be received, by the first Monday in February

*Although our current admission criteria does not require a test score submission at this time, this scholarship does REQUIRE a test score on file by the first Monday in February.

Students who participate in the Stout Scholars interview process and are not awarded the Stout Scholars Scholarship will be awarded a non-renewable $2,000 Stout Promise Scholarship.

Out-of-State Scholarship | $3,000 (renewal option)

Eligibility Requirements

The $3,000 Out-of-State Scholarship is renewable for an additional three years, as long as the student maintains eligibility, for a total value of $12,000. No additional scholarship application is required. You are eligible for consideration if you meet these criteria:

  • New student starting at Stout Fall 2024 and beyond.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Transfer student OR recent high school graduate admitted to UW-Stout as a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student for fall semester
  • Enrolled as an on-campus student (online/customized instruction students are ineligible)
  • Must be a resident of another state with non-resident status (Note: Students from IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, and SD are ineligible, as they qualify for reduced tuition through reciprocity or other waiver programs). 
Honors College Scholarship | $1,000 (renewal option)

Eligibility Requirements

The $1,000 Honors College Scholarship is renewable for an additional three years, for a total value of $4,000 (as long as the student maintains eligibility and university funding remains available). Fifteen awards are available to select first-year students entering the Honors College. You are eligible for consideration if you meet these criteria:

  • Recent high school graduate admitted to UW-Stout as a first-year, full-time, degree-seeking student for fall semester, contingent on acceptance to the Honors College
  • Enrolled as an on-campus student (online/customized instruction students are ineligible)
  • Complete the Honors College Application by the first Monday in February
Transfer Student Scholarship | $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

The Transfer Student Scholarship is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. Fifty scholarship awards are available for new entering transfer students. No additional scholarship application is required, you are eligible for consideration if you meet these criteria: 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from the most recent school attended.
  • Transferring a minimum of 24 credits, but no more than 90 credits.
  • Enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in an on-campus program (online/customized instruction students are ineligible). 
  • First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian earned a 4-year college degree).

*Priority is given to students who are admitted by the first Monday in April (Fall semester) or by the first Monday in October (Spring semester). Additional scholarship awarding may continue after the priority deadline, pending availability of funds.

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

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is offered only to qualified students transferring directly from two-year colleges for a Fall semester start. View eligibility criterion, application form, and instructions: PTK Transfer Scholarship (PDF) 

Scholarship Deadline: Second Monday in June.

Stout University Foundation Scholarships

Browse additional Stout scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students offered through our Foundation, and be considered for all of them through a single, convenient application. 

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Stout University Foundation Scholarships

The short list above is just the beginning! Apply for additional scholarships through the Foundation.
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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Browse scholarship opportunities available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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External Scholarships

Search through our external scholarship directory to find additional opportunities outside of UW-Stout.
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