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Northwest Family of the Year

Family Weekend 2020
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2020

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.


Northwest named the Rawie family its 2019 Family of the Year. Left to right in the front row are Megan Rawie, Joy Crisler, Jessica Rawie, Cindy Rawie and Student Senate President Asma Hassan. In the back row are Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski, Robert Rawie, Pat Crisler, Doug Rawie, Northwest Director of Campus Dining Spencer Martin and Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Bob Machovsky. (Photo by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

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, Oct. 31, during pregame activities at the Bearcat football game. The family must be present to accept the award.


Sorry, the application deadline has passed.