Parent of the Year

If you’ve made an impact on your student’s life while they were here at UofL, you could be up for nomination!

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 2021-2022 Parent of the Year. All essays and entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by the 2021-2022 Parent of the Year Award Selection Committee, comprised of faculty, students, and administration. Your name and information sheet will be removed from your entry to ensure an unbiased decision. Submissions will be judged solely on their 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!


  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.
Award Ceremony
All nominees will be recognized during an award ceremony.


The nomination period for the 2021-2022 Parent of the Year is now open! Nominate your families here.

Read about our 2019 Parent of the Year