Establish a Scholarship

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Establishing a scholarship is one of the most meaningful ways of ensuring that the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s 125-year tradition of excellence will continue to be available to the most talented students, whatever their financial circumstances. When you establish a scholarship, you directly help these deserving students realize the dream of a college education and prepare for a successful career.

Get started by choosing the type of scholarship you would like to create.

  1. one-time scholarship is established with a gift of $1,000 or more and is renewed annually. 
  2. An endowed scholarship provides support to students in perpetuity. Endowed scholarships are established with a gift(s) totaling $30,000 or more. Pledges can be fulfilled over a multi-year period. Only the earnings of the endowed fund are awarded. The Foundation determines the annual amount of the award available by multiplying the average of the previous three years ending values (not including the most recent year) by 3.5%.   

Next, establish the selection criteria for your scholarship.

The criteria of the award can be as general or as specific as you wish. Factors that are considered include academic performance, letter of recommendation, professional activities, extracurricular activities, community involvement, written statements, neatness and care in completing the application, and, in many cases, financial need.

Awards are encouraged to be open to both full-time and part-time students (less than 12 credits for undergraduates and 6 credits for graduate students), as well as undergraduate and graduate. 

Fill out this easy form and email it to or mail it to the Stout University Foundation office. A foundation team member will be in contact with you to finalize a memo of agreement and verbiage for our scholarship booklet. 

Scholarship criteria form 

All scholarship donors receive personal thank you letters from student recipients and have an opportunity to meet their students at annual scholarship events. 

Finally, make your first gift to your scholarship.