Parent of the Year

Honor the individual(s) that have made an impact on your life while you were at UofL!

University of louisville Parent of the Year Award

The Parent of the Year Award Criteria and Guidelines

What are we looking for?

  1. The Parent of the Year Award seeks to recognize a parent(s)/caregiver(s) who have made a significant impact and contribution to the life of a UofL student. By supporting you, they are in turn supporting the University.
  2. In essay form please tell us why your parent(s) should be the 2023-2024 Parent of the Year. All essays and entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by the 2023-2024 Parent of the Year Award Selection. Your name and information sheet will be removed from your entry to ensure an unbiased decision. Submissions will be judged solely on your ability to convey the merit of your parent(s)/caregiver(s) outstanding involvement in your life. We know that every submission is worthy of this award - now is the time to highlight what they have done for you!


  1. All UofL Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/caregiver(s) for this award.
  2. The Parent of the Year Award does not discriminate against non-traditional households. If you were raised by someone other than your birth mother or father, please take the time to nominate that special individual. You may nominate both of your parents or caregivers for the award.

All nominations are due by Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Only applications from students will be considered for this award.

Award Ceremony

All nominees and awardees will be recognized during Cardinal Family Weekend on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. The winner will also be featured on field during the football game on Saturday, September 23.

It is not mandatory that nominees attend the ceremony, however it is highly encouraged.

The nomination period for the 2023-2024 Parent of the Year is now open! Nominate your parent figures HERE!.