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.

  • Award application must align with the First Year Experience Office's mission of Transition, Connection, Integration, and Development.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • The award recipient will recieve the funds in one installment of $500 applied to their fall tuition bill. The student must remain in good academic & conduct standing and be enrolled as a full-time student for the fall semester. 


  • Candidates must be a new freshman or transfer student
  • Apply online with an essay demonstrating involvement at UW-W 
  • Attend the virtual Campus Awards Ceremony in May

Applications are now closed for fall 2021

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

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Award Winners!

Outstanding Freshman Award

Outstanding Freshman Award Winner 2020-2021

Brooke Pederson: Electronic Media Major with a Minor in Music

Outstanding Transfer Student Award

Outstanding Transfer Student Award Winner 2020-2021

MaryAnn Stangl: Communication Sciences and Disorders Major


    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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