Cindy Winter Scholarship Award (SNP)

2023 RecipientHaley Sherman, M.S., CFLE


This biennial (odd years) award recognizes Cindy Winter, NCFR's Conference Director from 1964-2007. It honors a student or new professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership/service in the discipline of Family Science.


The recipient receives a monetary award in the amount of $250, which is to be used for travel expenses to attend the NCFR Annual Conference, up to $125 toward NCFR Annual Conference registration, and a plaque.


The applicant must be a student or new professional who:

  • is a current NCFR member and has been an NCFR member for a minimum of one year;
  • is an undergraduate or graduate student or a new professional within five years of a terminal degree;
  • shows potential for leadership excellence within NCFR; and
  • demonstrates leadership in
    • organizing conferences or organizations (e.g., professional workshop, graduate student conference, department student organization, etc.);
    • giving presentations/workshops at national, state, local, and departmental conferences; and
    • sustaining membership in national, state, local, and department organizations that focus on promoting the discipline of family science.

Nomination/application process


  • may submit their own work or may be nominated by others;
  • must submit a curriculum vitae;
  • must fill out the application form;
  • applicant may be nominated by someone else, but the applicant his/herself must provide a letter explaining
    • what leadership qualities the applicants have demonstrated within NCFR, state, local, and/or departmental organizations;
    • why the award is important to them; and
    • how the applicant meets the criteria; and
  • must include a total of two letters of support from colleagues or professors.


  • May 1: Application deadline. Submit all materials to Membership.
  • July 31: The recipient will be notified by this date.

Find the award nomination form here.