NCFR Honors Student Recognition Program



By recognizing exceptional scholarship, leadership and community service in the family discipline of graduating undergraduate and graduate students through its honors student recognition program, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) wishes to honor worthy recipients, and encourage them to continue contributing to the discipline of Family Science.

Students can submit applications for themselves, or be nominated by a college/university faculty or staff person, or employer. Awardees receive a graduation stole, a certificate, and recognition in the NCFR Report member magazine.

Applications should be sent early in the final term of the student's degree program. You can apply completely online and pay the application fee through the NCFR store (see the application for details).

NCFR Honors Student Recognition Application (PDF)  

Materials must be received and payment made by:

  • Fall Term - Oct. 1
  • Spring Term - March 1
  • Summer Term - June 1

Applications are reviewed by a panel of NCFR members who are faculty in university family programs. Applicants will be notified of whether they have been awarded honors approximately four to five weeks after the application deadline.

Feb. 2021 update: In response to the disastrous effects of weather impacting many people — especially in Texas and its surrounding states — students affected may request an extension until March 8, 2021. To request an extension, please email membership manager Maddie Hansen at [email protected].

Questions? Email NCFR membership staff.


Recent NCFR Honors Recipients

Spring 2021
Fall 2020
Summer 2020
Spring 2020