OAFCS AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
The New Achiever Award recognizes emerging professionals who have exhibited the potential to make significant contributions to family and consumer sciences and lead the association into the future.
The Leader Award identifies and honors family and consumer sciences professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with OAFCS and AAFCS.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes superior achievements in family and consumer sciences outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession and sustained association leadership at the state and local levels.
The Ohio Teacher of the Year will be recognized for having designed and implemented an innovative and creative program.
The above awardees can submit an application to AAFCS for the National level of the received Ohio Award.
Applications are due the second Monday in January.
OAFCS also awards the Friend of the Family. This honor is presented to an individual or organization
involved in making decisions that affect the well-being of families. Its purpose is to recognize leaders
whose work over time has made a significant contribution to policy areas affecting the family.
The Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award recognizes someone with an outstanding thesis and
dissertation completed during the past two years.
The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recognizes research completed by a student while
enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program in Ohio.
Additionally, there are Professional Section Awards. These awards are awarded to professionals who
have made great strides to improve their programming in their industry, increase participation and
involvement, and promote the importance of FCS to others.
These awards include the following:
Home and Community
Student Member Section (Pre-Professional/Graduate Student)
In addition to the award applications, OAFCS scholarships will award one $1,000 scholarship to an
undergrad or master’s student in need of financial assistance enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences
who has completed a minimum of one term in the program.
Applications for these awards and forms, requirements, and instructions for filling out the applications are
available online at www.OAFCS.org. Completed forms are due by Feb. 19th and should be sent to
Kimberly Shuster, Awards Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or 51 West State Street, Athens, OH 45701.
OAFCS Award Nomination Form
Deadline for nomination is February 19th
Award for which this person is being nominated (please check one):
New Achiever Award
Distinguished Service Award
Ohio Teacher of the Year
Friend of the Family
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Home and Community
Student Member Section
Please describe why you think this person is deserving of the award for which you have
nominated him/her (250 words):