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Northwest Family of the Year

Northwest's Family of the Year represents the best of Bearcat Nation and is recognized during Northwest's annual Family Weekend. Sponsored by Campus Dining, the Family of the Year recognition comes with a $750 scholarship as well as other gifts from the campus and community.

The Dougherty family, of LaVista, Nebraska, was Northwest’s 2017 Family of the Year. Pictured above (left to right, first row) are Corinne and Brooke Dougherty with Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, (back row) Tyler, Brett and Greg Dougherty with Spencer Martin, the director of Northwest Campus Dining.

All eligible applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be classified as a full-time student maintaining a cumulative 3.00 Northwest grade-point average. No preference will be given to a specific major.
  • Be involved outside of the classroom in University-sponsored student organizations and community groups demonstrating a willingness to contribute to the improvement of the community.
  • The recipient must demonstrate the family’s commitment to Northwest, a commitment to academic success at Northwest, and a commitment of service to Northwest.

The Family of the Year will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 15, during pregame activities at the football game against Missouri Southern. The family must be present to accept the award.


Nominate a Northwest Family of the Year