University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

UCR Parent of the Year Award

Giving Parents the Recognition They Deserve

The UCR Parents Association invites students to nominate their parent(s) or guardian(s) whose lives have been an inspiration to their children and to others.

Parent Nominations

Nominations are accepted annually in the spring. Students can nominate their parent(s) by writing an essay (500 words max.) which emphasizes the following:

  • Opportunities parents have provided for their children.
  • How parents have served as role models.
  • Personal sacrifices that parents have made to benefit their children.
  • Qualities or characteristics that make parents special.

The Selection Committee will also take into consideration the nominee's:

  • Contribution to civic organizations and the welfare of the community and others.
  • Contribution to a chosen field or profession.

The nomination period for 2018 has closed. Check back in early 2019 for details on next year's nomination process.

All parents who are nominated by their students receive a congratulatory letter and a copy of the essay submission at the Parent of the Year Award ceremony during the spring.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887