Alumni Award Eligibility

Open to all OWJC, OWCC, OWC and/or NWFSC (“NWFSC”) alumni who have earned at least 20 credit hours from NWFSC, earned a degree or completed a certificate program from NWFSC or another institution and meets one or more of the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Distinguished Alumni - Is a true success story in a state or national arena
  • Against the Odds - Has achieved success despite adversity
  • Rising Star - Is under 40 years of age, a success story with potential for achievement in a state or national arena
  • Hometown Hero - Has achieved success within nominating college's district and demonstrated notable community involvement


The following groups are not eligible to receive Northwest Florida State College Alumni Awards.

  • Previous Award Winners (same category)
  • Current NWF State College Employees or immediate family of employees
  • Current elected officials
  • Current members of the college board of trustees or immediate family of trustees
  • Current members of the college foundation board of directors or immediate family of directors
    Posthumous nominations


Nomination Guidelines

  1. Submit your online nomination form (below)
  2. Add as much detail as possible to the Nomination Form. Please anticipate follow-up conversations with the NWFSC Alumni Committee if your nominee is considered
  3. One additional page may be submitted to include awards, honors, and other accomplishments via email to
     Please note, self-nominations will not be considered for review.



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