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Northwest Family of the Year

The Family of the Year will represent the best of the Bearcat Nation and be recognized during Northwest's annual Family Weekend. The selected family will illustrate a strong commitment to Northwest. 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 in the first row are Corinne and Brooke Dougherty with Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski. In the back are Tyler, Brett and Greg Dougherty with Spencer Martin, the director of Northwest Campus Dining. (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, September 15, 2018, during pregame at the football game against Missouri Southern. The family must be present to accept the award.


Nominate a Northwest Family of the Yeary