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