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First-Year Student Distinction Award

The Learning Communities Advisory Board announces a new scholarship with a top award of $250.

Self-nominate via application and essay by January 12, 2015. For further information contact uc_fysd_award@wright.edu

Wright State University First Year Student Distinction Awards (FYSDA) will be given to Wright State students who best achieve, in their first semester at Wright State University: 

  • Fall semester GPA 2.7 or higher
  • 12 or more credits earned fall semester
  • Registered for spring semester
  • Attend the required workshops (see details below for schedule)
  • Engage with the common text (events are included in the schedule below)

Recipients of the First Year Student Distinction Awards (FYSDA) will be announced on Tuesday March 12, 2015. All participants and their families will be invited to an April 12, 2015 reception for first year scholars.  Awards will be in the form of campus Barnes & Noble gift cards. 

FYSDA Schedule of Events (Attend one workshop in each category to be eligible for the FYSDA award).  Follow #fysda on Twitter to get updates and reminders all semester.

Common Text Events (attend 1)

  • A Lion in the House film screening and reception: September 5 at 3 p.m. in M252 Creative Arts 
  • WSU Alumni Writers panel: September 25 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Pathfinder Lounge Student Union
  • Panel: Cancer in Popular Culture, October 13 at 7 p.m.  in Apollo Room Student Union
  • Big Read, October 15 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in 116 Allyn Hall, the Educational Resource Center (1 hour participation, you do not need to attend the entire event)
  • Reading Circle Sponsored by WSU English Club, November 5 at 10:10 – 11:00 a.m.  in 229 Allyn Hall
  • The Fault in our Art Competition, November 20 at 5 p.m. in the Rathskeller Room, 008 Student Union

Wellness Workshops (attend 1)

  • Counseling and Wellness Services: An Overview, September 17 at 3:30-4:15 p.m. in room 315 Dunbar Library
  • Stress & Time Management, October 27 at 4:40-5:40 p.m. in room 315 Dunbar Library
  • Stress & Time Management, November 13 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 315 Dunbar Library

Information Literacy or Digital Literacy Workshops (attend 1)

  • Google like a Pro, September 15 at 4:40 – 5:40 p.m. in room 241 Dunbar Library
  • Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources, September 22 at 3:35 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 241 Dunbar Library
  • Namastudy: Scholarly Articles Simplified, October 14 at 2:00 – 3:20 p.m. in 128 Allyn Hall
  • Website Wizardry with Weebly, October 21 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in room 241 Dunbar Library
  • Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources, November 4 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in room 241 Dunbar Library
  • Presentation Pizzazz with Prezi, November 6 at 5 – 6 p.m. in room 241 Dunbar Library
  • Google like a Pro, November 7 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in room 241 Dunbar Library

Civic Literacy or Multiculturalism Workshops (attend 1)

  • How the media represents the diverse ‘other’, October 1 at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  in room 229 Allyn Hall
  • How the media represents the diverse ‘other’, November 5 at 11  – 12 p.m.  in room 161 Rike Hall
  • How the media represents the diverse ‘other’, November 13 at 2  – 3 p.m.  in room 126 Allyn Hall
  • Campus Civics 101, November 20 from 10 a.m. – noon, Millett 037 (1 hour participation, you do not need to attend the entire event)

 

First Year Student Distinction Award Application and Essay Instructions - Please complete the following:

 

Student Information

For each question, please submit a 150-200 word essay answer. You must answer Questions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in addition to either Question 5 or 6, depending on which event you attended.

Answer this question only if you attended the multiculturalism workshop How the Media Represents the Diverse ‘Other’.