Scholarships valued at more than $850,000 were awarded to 420 University of Wisconsin-Stout students this year through the Stout University Foundation Inc.

Scholarship recipients from Lake Mills are: David Hertel, Construction, "Dallas and Edith Pankowski Endowed Scholarship; Karl A. Kolb and Ernie Weller"Fathership is Heroism"" Scholarship"; Joseph Matzelle, Computer Science, Charles and Carolyn Blain Mowbray Endowed Scholarship.

The students received the awards during a scholarship reception on campus, Thursday, Sept. 13. Many of the generous scholarship donors and members of the board of directors were also in attendance to personally present the awards to the recipients.

Established in 1963, the Stout University Foundation Scholarship Program has helped more than 9,649 students receive a college education. Through the financial support of alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the university, the program has awarded more than $13.1 million over the years.

UW-Stout is Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes.

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