NCFR Student Award (SNP)

2023 Recipient – Matthew Ogan, M.S.


This award is given to an NCFR graduate student member who has demonstrated excellence as a student and shows high potential for contribution to the discipline of Family Science.


The recipient receives a $500 cash award and a plaque, which will be presented at the beginning of a plenary session at the NCFR Annual Conference. Award is presented annually.


The student must:

  • be currently enrolled in a graduate program;
  • have work that shows promise of significant contribution to the discipline of Family Science (research projects or other work need not be completed at the time of nomination); and
  • have been an NCFR member for a minimum of one year and is a current NCFR member

Nomination/application process

The professor who is nominating a qualified student must fill out the application form.

The nominee must supply:

  • a letter of nomination;
  • three additional letters of recommendation;
  • a brief (1-3 page) statement defining an important problem he/she sees in the Family Science field and an outline of possible steps towards solution; and
  • a brief (1-3 page) description or summary, written by the nominee, of a program, research project, publication, or the like, that he/she has accomplished. It should be representative of the quality of his/her work and area of interest.


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.