Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Resources

Partners of the Alliance for Family and Consumer Sciences provide many resources of use and value to Family and Consumer Science (FCS) educators.  The table below provides relevant information about the scholarships and resources available from Alliance partner organizations.   


  • The Description identifies general mission of the organization.
  • The Scholarships and Awards are offered to highlight excellence in FCS practice.
  • The Resources include general materials and/or tools that are available to FCS educators.
  • The Contact Information direct you the organization to gain additional information.






Contact Info

Alliance for Family and Consumer Sciences

The mission of the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences is to unify diverse organizations in common purpose by advancing the value of family and consumer sciences globally. These efforts will enhance the visibility and viability of family and consumer sciences to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in a diverse and global society.



Advocacy Initiatives and Impacts: click here


Career Fact Sheets, Websites and Job Sites

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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences








Research Funding




(American Council for Consumer Interests)

ACCI is the leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting of a world-wide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being. ACCI promotes the consumer interest by encouraging, producing and communicating policy-relevant research.




Conference Scholarships

Resources (Newsletters & Publications)



(Association for Career and Technical Information)

ACTE provides a strong collective voice for professionals representing all facets of career and technical education. ACTE supports CTE programming, initiatives and innovations by providing a rich array of professional development resources, events and networking opportunities.


Professional Development Awards



ACTE Publications

Professional Development

YouTube Channel

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Association of Public & Land Grant Universities


APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Their mission is to: expand access and improve student success to deliver the innovative workforce of tomorrow; advance and promote research and discovery to improve society, foster economic growth, and address global challenges; and build healthy, prosperous, equitable, and vibrant communities locally and globally.






Projects and Initiatives


Media and News Coverage





Association of 1890 Research Directors


The ARD envisions a region and a world with a safe and plentiful supply of food, fiber and water for all, where natural resources and businesses are managed in ways that are sustainable and serve the common good.





Morrison-Evans Outstanding Scientist Award


B.D. Mayberry Young Scientist Award




Full List of Available Scholarships

Numerous Helpful Resources


·         Eligibility Requirements


·         Financial Aid


·         Voter Registration




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Council of Administrators of Family Consumer Sciences

CAFCS is a National organization of individuals who hold administrative roles in Family and Consumer Sciences in colleges and universities. This organization of 200 plus active and lifetime members began in 1960, with a group of administrators meeting annually at The Lake Michigan Conferences in Chicago. In 1966 they became an official organization known as the National Council of Administrators of Home Economics, holding their first stand-alone meeting in February of 1966.


Excellence in Administration Award  

Recommended Leadership Books

Archived Posts from CAFCS by month – February 2004 – October 2016


The History of CAFCS

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support FCS career pathways.


Scholarships Awards

Adviser Resources

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Family & Consumer Sciences Education Association

The purpose of Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association is to improve the quality of Family and Consumer Sciences instruction in our nation's classrooms.



Links to partner organizations

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Fresh FACS

Fresh FACS is a small company dedicated to the creation of exciting and original resources for the Family and Consumer Science professional. Resources have been created to enable FACS teachers to present core concepts through a variety of fresh strategies and instructional approaches.



Pinteresting Projects


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Goodheart-Willcox Publishers

Goodheart-Willcox (G-W) publishes both print and digital textbooks while also producing online courses and other instructional resources that provide a complete classroom solution. With subject-appropriate titles for middle school, high school, higher education, and professional training, G-W is recognized as a go-to source for career and technical education content.





Numerous materials to assist FCS teachers in designing lessons. Provides quality resources for engaging students in learning.


Grades 6-12+


Become an Author


Upcoming Conferences

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Home Baking Association

The Home Baking Association promotes home baking by providing tools and knowledge to perpetuate generations of home bakers.


Home Baking Educator Award

Learn to Bake/EducatorResources/



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International Federation for Home Economics



IFHE was founded in 1908 in Switzerland. IFHE is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) in consultative status with the United Nations (operational relations – UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.

The purpose of the IFHE-US is to serve as the coordinating pivot for all US individual and organizational members of IFHE, including AAFCS and others, to promote the mission and work of IFHE.








Young Professionals Network:




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National Honor Society for the Human Sciences

KON promotes empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. 


Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Undergraduate Research Community

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LEAD FCS Education

LEAD FCS Education has a vision to empower individuals and families, across the life span, to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society through Career & Technical Education (CTE).  Our unique focus on family, work, and their interrelationship.


National Standards & Competencies




Teacher Recruitment: Say Yes to FCS




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NASCO is a friend and advocate of all FCS professionals. We are a source for many free resources to help make your role easier and are a one stop shop for the resources you need to purchase as well.



Lesson Plans

Custom Educational Kits


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National Association of Teacher Educators for Family Consumer Sciences



NATEFACS is a national organization of teacher educators whose purpose is to improve and strengthen teacher education in family and consumer sciences.


FACS Graduate Fellowships

Online Resources


National FCS Teacher Education Standards

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National Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences


The National Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education. NATFCS serves as a vital link between the state family and consumer sciences associations and the national level.


FCSE Division/ACTE Awards


Undergraduate Scholarship


Graduate Fellowships


Online Resources



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National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences

Contributes to the AAFCS Body of Knowledge through teaching, outreach and service. Promotes the presence and leadership of Coalition members in AAFCS and other related professional organizations.


Scholarships & Awards



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National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education orchestrates policy and legislative communications and initiatives relevant to the four organizations whose mission is directly related to FCS Education - AAFCS, ACTE FCS Division, FCCLA, and FCSEA.


The National Coalition provides a unified voice on legislative and policy issues related to Family and Consumer Sciences Education.



Initiatives and Advocate Resources

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National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who impact the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. _


Awards and Recognition



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Phi Upsilon Omicron is an honor society in the integrated field of family and consumer sciences, offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building and ethical and scholastic excellence.

Phi U is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.


Undergraduate Scholarships


Graduate Fellowships:


Collegiate Awards:


Undergraduate Research Awards:

Establishing a New Chapter:

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Realityworks provides products and services for middle, secondary and post-secondary schools to engage students, teach needed skills and provide career exploration opportunities.


Free searchable grants:



Free lesson plans


Free Posters

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood.



Additional Resources

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Seed Life Skills

Seed Life Skills works with teachers and parents to create experiential learning opportunities in and outside the classroom. They provide hands-on support to classrooms by leveraging industry and university partnerships and provide educational materials to guide students in learning essential, real-life navigation skills.




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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SNEB promotes effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice.






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The Peanut Institute

The Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization supporting nutrition research and developing educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products.





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United States Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

NIFA programs enable the scientific community to make discoveries that improve the food and agricultural sectors, the environment, and the quality of people's lives. Collaboration with historically black and tribal land-grant institutions, as well as Hispanic-serving institutions, ensures the benefits of NIFA's resources extend to all Americans.





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