Awards

New Achiever, Leader, and Teacher of the Year Award nominations must be submitted by January 14, 2019. Award recipients will be honored at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, MO. Please contact awards@aafcs.org if you have 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. Nominations are due January 14, 2019 at midnight ET. 

Guidelines:  Read these first!
Printable Version of Online Nomination Form linked below
Online 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. Nominations are due January 14, 2019 at midnight ET. 

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

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. 

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 are now closed. 2019 DSA recipients will be honored at the 110th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, June 23-26 2019. The nomination information for 2020 will open in July 2019. For reference only, the 2019 guidelines are linked here. Please note new guidelines may be in place for the future. Please email awards@aafcs.org with any questions prior to submitting a nomination.