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 Campus Awards Ceremony in April

Applications are now closed.

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

Congratulations to the 2023 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