Charles H. Stout Endowed Scholarship

The Charles H. Stout Foundation

Type: Endowed

Donor: The Charles H. Stout Foundation

Established: 2009

Charles H. "Chick" Stout's noted career in newspapers and printing-related industry spanned more than half a century. Born in Winterset, Iowa, the fourth oldest in a family of six boys, he worked his way to a degree in accounting at the University of Iowa, as a Linotype operator at the University Press. After graduation, he became an instructor in newspaper management at the University. In 1927, he co-authored the book The Business Department of School Publications with Harry S. Bunker and future pollster, George H. Gallup.

Charles served as Vice President and Sales Manager for Matrix Contrast Corporation in New York, and served during World War II as a U.S. Navy Commander in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

In 1948, college friend Bunker, then General Manager of Speidel Newspapers, recruited Stout to serve as Assistant General Manager of the Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters of the eight-newspaper group. In 1957, Stout was named Publisher of the Nevada State Journal and Reno Evening Gazette and Vice President of Speidel. He became President of the Transcontinental group in 1964 and continued to serve as a Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee until his retirement in 1976 when Speidel merged with Gannett Co., Inc.  This scholarship was created to support journalism majors at JBU.