The awards offered through NAFCS are the Leader Award, New Achiever Award, and the Teacher of the Year. Award applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by someone else. Award recipients will be eligible to apply for national AAFCS awards in the same category in the following calendar year. Awards guidelines are in alignment with AAFCS national awards.
Leader Award- Honors family and consumer sciences professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with AAFCS/NAFCS
Requirements- Members must have two consecutive member years prior to nomination and more than eight years of service to the profession.
New Achiever Award- Identify and honor emerging family and consumer sciences professionals who have exhibited the potential to make significant contributions to the field through their involvement AAFCS/NAFCS.
Requirements- Members must have two consecutive members years prior to nomination and have between three and eight years of service to the profession.
Teacher of the Year Award- Recognizes FCS teachers who utilize cutting edge methods, techniques and activities to provide visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education.
Requirements- Nominees must have three consecutive membership years prior to submission of nomination.