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Family of the Year 2022

Family of the Year 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at To Be Announced

Students rely on the support of their family on their way to and through college. UC San Diego believes this relationship is an important contributor to the college experience, and recognizes families play a valuable role in their students' success and growth in college. For these reasons, we welcome students and families to self-nominate for the Family of the Year Award, honored during Homecoming & Family Weekend each fall. This year, the Family of the Year Contest Award recipient will be recognized during Family Weekend Kickoff and Family of the Year Celebration Saturday morning, October 22nd.

Details

Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time:
To Be Announced
Cost:
Free
Location:
UC San Diego

Family of the Year Award Recipients 2021

Truong Family

Caitlyn Truong, a sophomore at Muir College majoring in Bioinformatics, submitted a nomination paying tribute to her parents’ journey to the US and how she had been continually inspired by their determination and courage.

Mother, father, two boys, one girl taking a photo on stage

NOMINATIONS FOR 2022 OPEN NOW

INSTRUCTIONS

We accept nominations from students or their families. Only one nomination is required to be eligible for consideration; however, two nominations from one family are welcome.

PROMPTS FOR FAMILIES

Parents/Families of UC San Diego students have two options to address the prompt:

  1. write an essay of 500-800 words, or
  2. submit a video of 3-5 minutes (e.g., as a clip/slideshow with narration, interview(s), performed song)

Parents/Families of UC San Diego students will address the prompt below: Explain how your family support and values prepared your student to be academically successful, inclusive of others, experience personal growth, engage with the university, practice well-being, take accountability for themselves, and/or strive for excellence.

Note: The submission is accepted in the family's primary or preferred language.

PROMPTS FOR STUDENTS

UC San Diego students have two options for how they may address the prompt:

  1. write an essay of 500-800 words, or
  2. submit a video of 3-5 minutes (e.g., as a clip/slideshow with narration, interview(s), performed song)

UC San Diego students will address the prompt below:

Explain how your family support and values prepared you to be academically successful, inclusive of others, experience personal growth, engage with the university, practice well-being, take accountability for yourself, and/or strive for excellence.

Note: The submission is accepted in the student's primary or preferred language.

ESSAY SUBMISSION WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

The essay addresses the prompt in its entirety.

  • The essay is creative.
  • The essay is error-free from misspelling and grammar, and has evidence of syntax.

VIDEO SUBMISSION WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

The video addresses the prompt in its entirety.

  • The video content is creative.
  • The video satisfies the 3-5 minute length requirement.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligible submission is permitted from enrolled UC San Diego undergraduates and their family members.

  • "Family" is defined as parents, guardians, foster families, siblings, spouses, partners, and/or anyone from whom the student receives support.

THE AWARD RECIPIENT WILL

Based on place, receive a UC San Diego Bookstore voucher for $350, $250 or $150 to be used towards books and other school supplies.

  • Receive a commemorative plaque or a certificate of recognition.
  • Be featured on the Parent & Family Programs publications.
  • Be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 22nd during the celebration.
  • More prizes to be announced!

NOMINATE A FAMILY TODAY

Nominations will close on September 25th, 2022.

Understanding that COVID-19 variants are still a significant concern in our community, and out of an abundance of caution, we strongly encourage the use of masks at our events, and recommend guests be fully vaccinated and take an antigen test just prior to arrival.

Thank you for helping us slow the spread of COVID in our community. To stay up to date, visit the Return to Learn and CDC websites.