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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 Wyatt family was honored as Northwest's 2021 Family of the Year.

The Wyatt family was honored as Northwest's 2021 Family of the Year. Left to right in the front row are Dr. John Jasinski, Northwest President; Mitzi Marchant, Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the Northwest Foundation; Mirissa Corbin; Joslin Wyatt; Alpha House; Erica Wyatt; Paula Rector Davis and Student Senate President Bailey Hendrickson. Left to right in the back row are Calvin Davis; Vincent Wyatt; Varcellus Corbin and Spencer Martin, Director of Campus Dining. Zerryn Gines and Briona Monroe are not pictured. (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 during pregame activities at the Bearcat football game. The family must be present to accept the award.

Nominate a Northwest Family of the Year