Wesley Burr Graduate and Undergraduate Student Scholarship Awards

2023 - No Recipient 

2020 Recipients

Amanda Capannola, M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Critical Reflections on Teaching “Diversity” From the Margins: Graduate Teaching Associates’ Experiences and Perspectives”

Sydney Cohee, Towson University
“Promoting Success and Reducing Barriers to Learning in Family Studies Classrooms: Evidence-Based Implications for Classroom Practice”


The award is intended to encourage and recognize the scholarly activity of students who are members of NCFR and the Advancing Family Science Section. The competition is open to students who serve as first authors of a poster or paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference by the Advancing Family Science Section.


A $200 cash award and plaque are given to both the top scoring undergraduate poster or paper and the top scoring graduate poster or paper. Awards are presented annually at the AFS Section Annual Meeting at the NCFR Annual Conference.


Nominees should be:

  • the first author of their proposal;
  • students at the time of applying (undergraduate or graduate); and
  • current members of NCFR and the Advancing Family Science Section.


July 31: The recipient is notified by this date