First Year Experience

Outstanding Freshman & Transfer Student Award


Our 2020 Outstanding Transfer Student Winner is Maria Skoufis!

Our 2020 Outstanding Freshman Winner is Erika Simmons!

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

The application is currently closed and the selection process has ended. Thank you to all who applied. 

  • Students' application must align with the First Year Experience office's mission of transition, connection, integration, and development. 
  • Award Amount: $200.00

The recipient of this award will receive the funds in one installment: $200 will be applied to the Fall 2020 tuition bill. Recipient must remain in good academic standing to receive the award and must be enrolled as a full time student during the fall 2020 semester.


  • Candidates must be a new freshman student or new transfer student who began their career at UW-Whitewater in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester.

  •  One Professional reference who identifies as a staff member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  
  • Attend the Campus Awards Ceremony: On May 3, 2020 recipients will be sent a link at attend our virtual campus awards ceremony. Award plaques will be mailed to recipients home address. 

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


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

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