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.

    • Application must align with the FYE office’s mission of transition, connection, integration, and development.
    • Award Amount: $500
    • The recipient of this award will receive the funds in one installment of $500 for the fall 2024 tuition bill. Recipient must remain in good academic standing to receive the installment and must be enrolled as a full-time student during the fall 2024 semester.


    • Candidates must be a new freshman or transfer student who began their career at UW-Whitewater in the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester.
    • Submit an essay that addresses the following questions:
      • Tell us what makes you an "Outstanding" student & an excellent role model to UWW students.  
      • How has being involved & connected on campus impacted your first year at UWW?
      • Explain how you plan to use your time at UW-Whitewater to make an impact on others? 
    • Attend the Campus Awards Ceremony in April.
    • Applications due March 17, 2024

    Applications for the 2024 Outstanding Student Award are now closed.

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

    Congratulations to the 2024 Award Winners!


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

    Contact Us

    Phone: (262) 472-3205