Graduate Fellowships

The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession.  Individuals who receive a graduate fellowship will receive financial support for the study of family and consumer sciences and a commemorative certificate.  The name of the recipient(s) will be reported in the AAFCS Annual Conference Program Book.  Also, recipients of some fellowships will receive support toward one year of AAFCS membership and participation in the AAFCS Annual Conference, where the fellowship award will be presented. 

2023 Fellowship
- Jewel L. Taylor

Jewell L. Taylor National Graduate Fellowship

The Taylor Fellowship was established through a generous bequest from Jewell L. Taylor, a dedicated family and consumer sciences professional for more than 50 years.  She held positions as a county home demonstration agent and utility home economist, continuing her interest in AAFCS until her death.  A $5,000 fellowship and up to $1,000 of support for one year of AAFCS membership and participation in the AAFCS Annual Conference will be awarded to up to five (5) qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Ph. D. Student
  • Texas Tech University
From Nicole, "The values, teachings, and practices of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) profession have informed my past, present, and future. My professional career began with leading the Take Charge Today (TCT) program focused on fostering youth financial capability and well-being by providing ready-to-teach, activity-based lesson plans and ongoing professional development for educators. Currently, I am the FCS Teacher Educator at Montana State University, committed to providing leadership to recruit and retain FCS educators and build interdisciplinary partnerships. I coordinated efforts to expand FCS education by creating a content-rich graduate program for added endorsement to address the national FCS teacher shortage. In addition, I provide career mentorship and coordinate internship placements among three undergraduate people-centered degree programs that result in 12,000+ annual hours of student experiential learning."