Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Metropolitan College Parent of the Year Award

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Submission Deadline

Applications and essays will be accepted through Friday, August 18 2023 at 5:00 p.m., EDT. Only nominations received by the deadline will be considered.

Criteria and Guidelines

What are we looking for?

  1. The Metropolitan College (MC) Parent of the Year Award seeks to recognize a parent/caregiver who has made a significant impact and contribution to the life of a student participating in the MC program. By supporting you, they in turn are supporting the University of Louisville (UofL) and Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC).
  2. In essay form, please tell us why your parent/caregiver should be selected as the MC Parent of the Year.
  3. All essays and entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by our Selection Committee, comprised of MC and UPS staff.
  4. Submissions will be judged solely on their ability to convey the merit of your parent/caregiver's outstanding involvement in your life.


  1. All current UofL and JCTC MC undergraduate students are eligible to nominate their parent/caregiver for this award.
  2. The MC 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.

Awards Ceremony & Recognition

  • Each parent/caregiver nominated will be recognized upon receipt of the consent and release form.
  • One award winner will be chosen from each school and will be provided with an award plaque.
  • Both the UofL and JCTC recipient will be recognized at the Metropolitan College 25th Anniversary MC Family Day at the Louisville Bats on September 9, 2023.
  • The UofL recipient also has the option of being recognized during the 2023-24 Parent of the Year Awards Ceremony, thanks to a collaboration formed with the UofL Parents and Family Association.
  • Winners will be contacted no later than August 28, 2023.


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