Youth Scholarships

FCCLA, along with FCCLA’s generous partners and sponsors, award over $135,000 in scholarships and awards annually. FCCLA members are strongly encouraged to apply for the following youth scholarship opportunities.


Partner Scholarships  

Taking Down Tobacco Trainer of the Year Scholarship

  • FCCLA is proud to partner with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for the Taking Down Tobacco initiative.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a member who has engaged in the Taking Down Tobacco and Train the Trainer programs and highlights the advocacy skills they received from the trainings in an essay format.
  • One (1) student will be awarded $1,000.
  • Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2020-2021 scholarship information will be available early November 2020.

Taking Down Tobacco Trainer of the Year Scholarship Winner (2020) - Kaylyn Michael, Missouri

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship

  • This scholarship is awarded annually to two (2) qualified FCCLA members, who are also current members of the National Technical Honor Society.
  • Recipients will be selected based on their contribution and leadership within Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, as well as the National Technical Honor Society.
  • The $1,000 scholarship is applied directly to the college or university for tuition, room, or board. See application for eligibility and rules.
  • Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2020-2021 scholarship information will be available early November 2020.

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship Winners (2020) - Kennedy Strickler, Virginia and Meredith O'Connor, Virginia

Japanese Exchange Scholarship

  • The Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for 4-6 weeks as an exchange student. This scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman Corporation and administered by Youth For Understanding (YFU) USA.
  • Fourteen FCCLA members receive scholarships worth more than $8,995 each.
  • YFU has an eligibility age range for students posted on the YFU website.
  • Scholarship application is located on Youth for Understanding USA's website. Members must complete the application along with the FCCLA Supplement Form on YFU’s website.
  • Learn more about the Japanese Exchange Scholarship

College and University Scholarships

FCCLA Memorial Scholarship

  • The FCCLA Memorial Scholarship honors the leadership and contributions of members and leaders and is open to FCCLA members who are graduating high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited institution.
  • Applicants should exhibit outstanding leadership, community service, and demonstrate well-roundedness through various activities.
  • A one-time scholarship award of $2,500 will be payable directly to the college or university they are enrolled in for the fall semester. Funds must be applied toward tuition, room, and/or board.
  • Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2020-2021 scholarship information will be available early November 2020.

FCCLA Memorial Scholarship Winner (2020) - Marcia Williams, Arkansas

The Honorees of the FCCLA Memorial Scholarship

Coleene Jossy (1999)

Coleene Jossy was a former member and alumni member of FCCLA. Coleene was a strong supporter of FCCLA, and worked with many states through her business in Washington State, Atlas World Travel.

Beth Middleton (1999)

Beth Middleton was the 1997-98 National Vice-President of Individual Programs and served as an intern with the FCCLA national organization during the summer of 1999. Beth had also served the national organization as an A PLUS facilitator and as a STOP the Violence program facilitator.

Frank W.H. Fort (2008)

Frank W.H. Fort was an FCCLA state adviser for New Mexico, a member of the National Board of Directors of FCCLA, National President of the State Supervisors (NASAFACS) division of ACTE, a National Alumni Achievement Award recipient of FCCLA and a strong advocate of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education and FCCLA youth leadership opportunities throughout his life.

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