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Ellen H. Richards National Graduate Fellowship

Sponsored by: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

Applicant must be a graduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. Preference will be given to students who have accomplished the following: at the beginning of the academic year for which the fellowship would be granted, have completed at least one year of professional family and consumer sciences experience, serving in a professional role or in positions such as graduate/undergraduate assistant, trainee, or intern; be working on a research problem or be able to describe a potential research problem for their graduate work; or, be interested in making a contribution to the family and consumer sciences profession in the United States, or in international programs. Award looks to help support study and related experiences to prepare the recipient for administration and leadership roles.


Application Deadline January 9
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Award Coverage Award also includes up to $1,000 of support for one year of AAFCS membership and participation in the AAFCS Annual Conference.
Schedule Offered biannually.
Recipients are invited to reapply, but are not guaranteed funding.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes

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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
400 North Columbus Street
Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Phone: (703) 706-4600
Fax: (703) 706-4663

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