The National Council on Family Relations, the NCFR Sections, and the Affiliate Councils have established awards to recognize those individuals and groups who further the interests of the organization and/or exemplify the standards to which members aspire. Award winners are distinguished colleagues who have dedicated themselves to working in the family field, and have given outstanding service.
Members nominate other members for the awards, send supporting evidence, and list other people who can verify the nominee's qualifications. A selection committee evaluates the applicants and selects the winner(s).
The deadline for major awards is May 1 of the year in which the award will be presented (unless indicated otherwise). See special deadlines for the Jessie Bernard Awards (April 15). Award winners are given special recognition at the NCFR Annual Conference and in NCFR Report member magazine.
Fill out the nomination form and email, along with any supporting materials required for application, to Jeanne Strand.
Fellow Status in NCFR is an honor awarded to relatively few living members on the basis of their outstanding contributions to family science. Nominations of all family professionals who have made contributions to the family field are encouraged.