Awards

2021 Awards

Please read all awards guidelines carefully. Applicants may submit to only one award, grant, fellowship, or scholarship per year review cycle. Due dates are the second Monday in January 2021 (1/11/2021) unless noted otherwise. Please contact awards@aafcs.org with any questions!

New Achiever Award

The New Achiever Award was introduced as a part of the Association’s 75th Anniversary observance in 1984 when it was established to identify and honor emerging family and consumer sciences professionals who have exhibited the potential to make significant contributions to the field through their involvement with AAFCS. 

Guidelines:  Read these first
Printable Version of Online Nomination Form linked here.
Online Nomination Form linked here.

Leader Award

The Leader Award was introduced as a part of the Association's 75th Anniversary observance in 1984 when it was established to identify and honor family and consumer sciences professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with AAFCS.

Guidelines:  Read these first
Printable Version of Online Nomination Form linked here.
Online Nomination Form linked here.

Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, the AAFCS National Teacher of the Year Award was established in 1974 to recognize exemplary teachers who utilize cutting-edge methods, techniques and activities to provide stimulus and visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education. Please read the guidelines, checklist, and printable version of the online form carefully before submitting your application by Monday, January 18th. 

Guidelines - Read these First!
Checklist
Printable Version of Online Data Form referenced below
Online Data Form



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Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation in 1979 as a living tribute to members of AHEA (now AAFCS) to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels. A list of prior recipients may be found here.

Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Service Award closed September 25th, 2020. Information about future Nominations will be posted on this page when available.

Please email awards@aafcs.org with any questions prior to submitting a nomination, or call staff at 703-706-4606. Incomplete or late nominations will not be considered for review.

2020 DSA recipients were honored at the 2020 Virtual Conference which took place June 25th, 2020. Support the DSA Honorary Fund with a gift in honor of your fellow member(s)!