Stout Scholars Student Stories

Follow two Blue Devils on their college journeys
Stout Scholars Erin O'Brien and Nathan Thompson, second row, second and third from right.
August 25, 2022

The Stout Foundation supports students' academic success with more than $800,000 in scholarships awarded each year.

One of the Foundation’s scholarships, the Stout Scholars Scholarship, awards three outstanding incoming students each year with $5,000, renewable for up to four years, for a total value of $20,000.

Stout Scholars are a select group of undergrad students, awarded for their academic excellence. They represent the university’s commitment to students’ success in their studies and their career-readiness.

Follow two Stout Scholars on their four-year journeys for a glimpse into the lives of UW-Stout students. Join them in their triumphs and challenges, their campus involvements and program experiences as they make their way toward graduation.

Erin O'Brien: applied mathematics and computer science major

Stout Scholar recruited for women's basketball, finds new support system away from home

Follow O’Brien's first year as she looks for a place to thrive on campus
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​​​​​​​Stout Scholar adapts to campus changes, determined to make the best of her college career

Follow O’Brien's second year as she plans for her future goals
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Stout Scholar has ‘a true passion for teaching,’ takes on new leadership roles

Follow O'Brien's third year as she prepares for prestudent teaching
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Stout Scholar is a ‘dedicated and passionate math teacher,’ hired before graduation

Follow O’Brien’s senior year as she steps from the court into the classroom
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Nathan Thompson: applied science and mechanical engineering dual major

Stout Scholar enjoys supporting others as a volunteer and leader

Follow Thompson's first year as he finds ways to be involved on campus
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Stout Scholar steps back into engineering, physics labs, takes on leadership roles

Follow Thompson's second year as he explores all opportunities
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Stout Scholar gains hands-on experiences leading research, helping others on and off campus

Follow Thompson's third year as he serves as an ‘excellent Stout ambassador’
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Stout Scholar proud of dual STEM degrees, leadership and volunteering on campus

Follow Thompson’s senior year as the third-generation student graduates early
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