NCFR Honors Student Recognition Program


By recognizing exceptional scholarship, leadership and community service in the family discipline of graduating undergraduate, master's or doctoral 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.

Apply Online for NCFR Student Honors

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).

Materials must be received and payment processed by:

2024 Deadlines

  • Spring Term - March 4
  • Summer Term - June 3
  • Fall Term - October 7

Applications are reviewed by a panel of NCFR members who are faculty in university family programs. For support, please refer to the rubric appropriate for your Honors application. 

Applicants will be notified of whether they have been awarded honors approximately four to five weeks after the application deadline.

Questions? Email NCFR membership staff.


Volunteer Reviewers Needed

NCFR seeks member volunteers to serve on a panel and review applications submitted by students in the final term of their degree program. Reviewers must currently serve as faculty in university family programs. Sign up here and email [email protected] for more information.


Recent NCFR Honors Recipients

Fall 2023
Summer 2023

Spring 2023