Applications available for alumni scholarships

Applications available for alumni scholarships

Last year, the UW-Stout Alumni Association awarded $3,000 through the Stout Alumni Association Graduate Scholarships and Robert S. Swanson Fellowship. Ranging from $750 to $1,500, these awards are not exclusively based on the applicant's financial need.

Graduate scholarships must be used for a graduate program at UW-Stout. All applicants must have completed a degree from UW-Stout or be currently enrolled at UW-Stout in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Fellowship applicants must have attained a degree from UW-Stout prior to applying for the award. A total plan explaining the use of the stipend should be included. The fellowship may be awarded for several types of study: research projects, doctoral studies, seminars that enhance a program you are now involved in or a program that may aid in a career change. An individual can be awarded the fellowship no more than two times. No single factor will be responsible for an applicant receiving a scholarship. Factors which are considered include academic performance, recommendations, professional activities, extracurricular activities, community involvement and written application statements.

The Scholarship Committee will review applications and make selections in the spring, and inform the recipients in May, subject to the approval of the UW-Stout Alumni Association Board of Directors.

UW-Stout Alumni Association scholarships and the fellowship are financed by funds collected from past membership dues (eliminated in 1982). In addition, royalties from the Alumni Association University and University Gold cards through WESTconsin Credit Union contribute to the endowment.

Applications and letters of reference must be postmarked on or before March 1, 1996 and sent to the UW-Stout Alumni Office, PO Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790. For an application or more information, call 715/232-1151.

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