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. 

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 a qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences.