Awards from the National Council on Family Relations, the NCFR sections, CFLE Advisory Board, and the affiliate councils recognize individuals and groups who further the interests of the NCFR 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 most 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), the Reuben Hill Award (March 30), and affiliate councils awards (June 1). Award winners are given special recognition at the NCFR Annual Conference and in the NCFR Report member magazine.

To nominate or apply: Fill out the nomination form (at the bottom of this webpage) and email the form and supporting materials required for application to Bethany Cox.

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Congratulations to the recipients of NCFR's 2017 awards!

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