Best Student Paper Award

Sibling Relationships Focus Group

2023 Recipient

Derek Morgan, M.A., Texas Tech University 
"The Role of Siblings in Emerging Adult Mental Health in the Face of Stressful Life Events"


The Best Student Paper Award will recognize students who conduct excellent research on sibling relationships.



A certificate will be presented at the Sibling Relationships focus group annual meeting held at the NCFR Annual Conference. No monetary award will be issued.



For a student to be eligible for this award:

  • their paper must be accepted for presentation at the NCFR conference; and
  • they must be the first author; they must be a student at the time of submission; and
  • they must be a current member of NCFR and maintain NCFR membership through receipt of the award during the upcoming annual NCFR conference; and
  • their paper must focus on sibling relationships. 


Nomination/application process

Students who meet the award criteria may submit their proposal to the review committee.



June 15: Application deadline

July 31: The winner is notified by this date