Outstanding First Year Students/Valkyries Award

This award is presented to first year students who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership, academic achievement and who are committed to serving the university community.

Nominees must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for their undergraduate studies and must have completed 25 credits by May 2012 to qualify.

Application procedure:
Part of the application process includes a personal statement (limit two pages) addressing how you have demonstrated the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Participation in on-campus and off-campus activities
  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to serving others
  • Any additional information pertinent to the award

Submit a letter of recommendation from a UI faculty or staff member.

Ten awards are available. Nominees will be solicited from deans, department heads, faculty, staff, coaches and students. Self-nominations are also accepted.  All information regarding nominees and how they are rated is kept confidential. 

Selection Committee:
Idaho Commons & Student Union Director or designee
Dean of Students Office representative
University Housing Director or designee
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or designee
Student representative
ASUI President or designee

Applications of the Outstanding Freshman/Valkyries Award winners are forwarded to the selection committee for the Dean Vettrus Scholarship.