American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Fellowships , USA

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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Fellowships

Study Subject :  study of relationships among people and their personal environments in order to strengthen communities

Employer :  AAFCS

Level :  Graduate

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 and fellowship won 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 & Exposition, where the fellowship award will be presented.

The field of family and consumer sciences (FCS) encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments in order to strengthen communities and advance the well-being of individuals and families over their lifespan.

FCS is rooted in the arts, social and natural sciences, and humanities. In order to address challenges related to the health of individuals, families, and communities, FCS uses integrative, interdisciplinary approaches that consider individuals and families in the context of their environments.

Eligibility for American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate

Before completing a fellowship application, a potential applicant should consider the following eligibility requirements, keeping in mind that there are two types of fellowships, national and international :

  • To qualify for the national fellowships, an applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • To qualify for the AAFCS-Kittrell and D. Elizabeth Williams International Graduate Fellowships, an applicant must be a citizen of a country other than the United States.
  • To qualify for the Helen Strow and Ethel L. Parker International Graduate Fellowships, an applicant can be a student from another country or a citizen of the United States who has specific goals related to study in another country.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Fellowship Application Deadline : January 18,  2011