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Parent of the Year Award

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2018 Texas Tech Parent of the Year Award

Parent/Grandparent of the Year Application

Want to show your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) just how much you appreciate everything they've done for you? This is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2018 Parent/Grandparent of the Year award!

This award is given to the parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) of a current Texas Tech Undergraduate, Graduate, or Health Science Center student, and selection is based upon an application process. If you would like to nominate your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) please take a moment to review the award criteria and guidelines below and submit your application.

Criteria and Guidelines

  1. The Texas Tech Parent of the Year Award seeks to recognize parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) who have made a significant impact and contribution to the life of a Texas Tech student. By supporting you, they are in turn supporting Texas Tech University.
  2. In essay form, please tell us why your parent(s)/guardian(s) or grandparent(s) should be the 2018 Texas Tech Parent of the Year. Please limit all responses to two pages, Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced.
  3. To nominate your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) for the 2018 Texas Tech Parent of the Year award, submit a completed nomination form and essay by 5:00 PM on Monday, September 10th, 2018.
  4. All essays and entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by the Texas Tech Parent of the Year Award Selection Committee. Your name and information sheet will be removed from your entry to ensure an unbiased decision. 
  5. Submissions will be judged on:
      • Merit of your parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) outstanding involvement in your life.
      • How parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) have served as role models.
      • Personal sacrifices that parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) have made to benefit you.
      • Qualities or characteristics that make them special.
  6. The recipient is highly encouraged to attend Family Weekend (September 28th - September 29th), as this award is presented during this weekend. 
  7. By submitting this form, you allow the Office of Parent and Family Relations permission to mail or email your nominee(s) a copy of the submitted essay.


  1. All Texas Tech Undergraduate, Graduate, and Health Sciences Center students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(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.
  3. The winning parent(s)/guardian(s)/grandparent(s) will receive a commemorative plaque presented by nominee during the Family Weekend Texas Tech football pre-game ceremony on Saturday, September 29th. 

Nominations for 2018 Parent/Grandparent of the Year are now closed.


For more information or questions, contact Morgan Brannon at morgan.brannon@ttu.edu or 806-742-3630.

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