Call for Reviewers: Join the Honors Student Recognition Program

Encourage a New Generation of Leaders in the Family Field

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) maintains an Honors Student Recognition program to recognize the exceptional scholarship, leadership, and community service of graduating undergraduate and graduate students in the family field, and encourage them to continue contributing to the discipline of Family Science.

The review process involves the evaluation of each nominee in the areas of scholarship (3.5 GPA or higher), leadership, and community service, as well as review of a letter of recommendation submitted by a faculty member, department, or employer addressing the student’s academic, leadership and community service accomplishments. The committee evaluations are processed by Bethany Cox, the NCFR staff liaison to the committee.

NCFR is seeking three NCFR members to serve as reviewers of student honors applications. Each reviewer serves a three-year term, and the estimated time commitment is three to five hours each spring, summer, and fall. Time spent on the HSR Committee is in service of lifting up and nurturing a new generation of professionals in the family field.


  • Review honors applicationapplication form, resume, transcript, letter of recommendation for each applicant — by the deadline provided (2-3 weeks given, depending on the quantity of applications).


  • Current NCFR member in good standing
    • Minimum education level: doctorate
    • Must be working in academia
    • Currently working directly with students, i.e. student advisor, honors program advisor, internship program coordinator
    • Willingness to complete application reviews in a timely fashion
    • Advanced degree in Family Science preferred


  • Submit CV or resume, along with a brief statement of your interest, electronically to Bethany Cox
  • Please email with any questions
  • Reviewers may reapply for a second term. Please note your application will be considered along with new applicants.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2019. Thank you for your consideration!