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First & Second Year Experience

Awards

The Office of First and Second Year Experience awards two Fantastic First-Year Student Awards and two Standout Second-Year Student Awards every academic year. Applications become available in early February and winners are announced at the FSYE Send-Off Event in early May.

Recipients are awarded a one-time $500 scholarship that will be applied to their fall tuition bill and will serve as an FSYE student ambassador/representative during that fall semester.

Award applications and additional information are available in Florida Tech Engage. The 2019-2020 award applications will become available on Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

Fantastic First-Year Application- https://floridatech.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/350247

Standout Second-Year Application- https://floridatech.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/351642

About the 2019-2020 Awards

Fantastic First-Year

The Fantastic First-Year Student Award recognizes students who have made the most of their first year at Florida Tech. In addition to strong academic performance, the ideal applicant would be actively engaged in activities and experiences outside of the classroom and would demonstrate a desire to become an integral member of the Florida Tech community.

Freshman and transfer students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • First semester of full-time enrollment at Florida Tech was Summer 2019 or Fall 2019
  • Has completed at least one semester at Florida Tech
  • Is and has been enrolled full-time on the Melbourne main campus as an undergraduate student
  • Has a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

 Note: Students who meet the criteria above and were not assigned an FSYE advisor in their first semester due to the number of transfer credits received are encouraged to apply.

Standout Second-Year

The Standout Second-Year Student Award recognizes students who have made the most of their time at Florida Tech. In addition to strong academic performance, the ideal applicant would be actively engaged in activities and experiences outside of the classroom and would be or demonstrate a desire to become an integral member of the Florida Tech community.

 Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • First semester of full-time enrollment at Florida Tech was Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019
  • Has completed at least two semesters at Florida Tech
  • Is and has been enrolled full-time on the Melbourne main campus as an undergraduate student
  • Has a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

 Note: Students who meet the criteria above and were not assigned an FSYE advisor in their first semester due to the number of transfer credits received are encouraged to apply.

 Conditions of Receiving the Award

 Award recipients must be:

  • Enrolled as full-time students for the Fall 2020 semester
  • In good academic and judicial standing
  • Available on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10am-12pm to attend the FSYE Send-Off Event to accept the award (Study Day- no classes)

Email all questions regarding the application to fsye@fit.edu.