Freshman of the Year

Each year we recognize one student from our incoming first-year engineering class as Freshman of the Year. Students may either self-nominate or are nominated by First-Year Engineering Program faculty, staff, or teaching assistants. The award recipient is selected based upon his/her academic excellence, leadership, and involvement as a first-year engineering student. The First-Year Engineering Program faculty and staff evaluate the nominees to select the finalists. A committee of faculty and staff representing the College of Engineering interview the finalists to select the Freshman of the Year.
The winner receives an award as well as a book scholarship at the Annual First-Year Engineering Program Awards Banquet.

Apply for Freshman of the Year 2018-2019:

In order to qualify for this distinction all applicants must:

a. Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University of Arkansas in order to receive an interview

b. Be a freshman (first time, full-time student)

c. Have a GPA of 3.5 or greater



Recommendation Letters:

Applications will not be considered complete without two letters of recommendation, one from your peer mentor,

and a second from a faculty or staff member outside of the First-Year Engineering Program.