University of Wisconsin–Madison

Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award recognizes two returning adult undergraduate students whose exceptional determination and perseverance have enabled them to pursue their academic work and to contribute to the community as demonstrated by their leadership and service.

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student and family with Bucky at reception

2018 Celebration of Outstanding Adult Students

Save the date!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 4:30-6:30pm
Memorial Union’s Great Hall

RSVP link available in March

2017 Reception program


To be considered for the award a student must be:

  • currently enrolled at UW-Madison as a senior undergraduate degree candidate who began or resumed university work after a significant interruption (usually 5 years) in their formal education
  • earning a first undergraduate degree, with a cumulative GPA which reflects academic success
  • anticipating graduation in May, August or December of the current year
  • a NEW nominee having not been considered for this award previously
Scholarship recipient with her family and Bucky


Nominations for this award are accepted December through mid-February each year. UW-Madison faculty, staff, students, and members of the community may submit nominations to the Adult Career and Special Student Services during that time using the online nomination form.

Support this award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award is supported in part by the American Association of Women – Monona/Madison branch. Gifts of any amount to the AAUW – Madison Fund for Excellence are both welcome and greatly appreciated.

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Contact Information

Sybil Pressprich, Adult Career and Special Student Services, 21 N. Park St, Rm 7101, Madison, WI 53715, 608-263-6960;

Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, the Division of Continuing Studies’ Adult Career and Special Student Services, and the American Association of University Women