First Year Experience

Outstanding Freshman & Transfer Student Award


Recognizing one freshman student and one transfer student who has experienced UW-Whitewater to the fullest during their first year.

  • Students' application must align with the First Year Experience office's mission of transition, connection, integration, and development. 

  • Award Amount: $500.00

  • The recipient of this award will receive the funds in one installment: $500 will be applied to the Fall 2019 tuition bill. Recipient must remain in good academic standing to receive both installments and must be enrolled as a full time student during both semesters.



  • Candidates must be a new freshman student or new transfer student who began their career at UW-Whitewater in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semester.

  • One professional reference who identifies as a staff member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Application available: February 28, 2019 

  • Application due: March 31, 2019 (11:59pm)

  • Attend the Campus Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 5th, 2019.

  • Assist with the selection process for the 2019-2020 Outstanding Freshman Award.


Application Instructions

Click here to access the application. 



If you have questions, please contact Alison Clark or call FYE at (262)-472-3205

Notifications will be made on Tuesday, April 16th via email. The selected applicant will also be announced on the FYE website.


First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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Phone: (262) 472-3205
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