Awards

Below is a list of awards AAFCS is offering in 2018. Unless indicated otherwise in the guidelines linked below, the due date is January 8, 2018.  Please contact awards@aafcs.org if you have any questions.

Teacher of the Year

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 carefully before beginning the online portion.
Guidelines Checklist Online Form
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Wiley-Berger Award for Volunteer Service

Established in 1989 in memory of Virginians David R. Wiley and David Reid Berger and his wife, Agnes Miller Berger, the Wiley-Berger Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding volunteer efforts to improve the public well-being.
Guidelines Online Form




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 and Nomination Form

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 and Nomination Form

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. Nominations are due in August, and DSA recipients are honored at the Annual Conference in the following year. (The nomination process for 2018 is now closed and will reopen for 2019 in August 2018. Guidelines for reference only may be found here). 

A list of past DSA recipients may be found here.