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.

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are no longer being accepted. The 2021-2022 scholarship information will be available early November 2021.

Partner Scholarships 

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.

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


Take Down Tobacco Advocate of the Year Scholarship

  • FCCLA is proud to partner with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for the Take Down Tobacco initiative.
  • The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) will award a $1,000 scholarship to one current, qualified FCCLA member.
  • Applicants must fulfill the eligibility requirements and agree to be evaluated based on the application information provided.
  • Recipients will be selected by representatives from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
  • The scholarship application is open to FCCLA members who have a registered Take Down Tobacco account, completing each of the Core 4 courses (Messaging Matters, Mastering The Media, Informing Decision Makers, and Activities that Take Down Tobacco) on takingdowntobacco.org and members who have affiliated nationally with FCCLA by March 1, 2021.

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


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.

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.


Hospitality Scholarship

Omni Nashville Hotel Hospitality Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is interested in pursuing a degree in the hospitality field and will be attending a two or four year degree-granting institution starting in fall 2021.
  • Each applicant will be evaluated based on the information provided, and a recipient will be chosen by a selection committee of representatives from Omni Hotels & Resorts.
  • A one-time scholarship award of $1,000 will be payable directly to the scholarship recipient from the Omni Nashville Hotel. Funds must be applied toward tuition, room, and/or board.

Hospitality Scholarship Winners (2019) – Jaclyn Little, Kentucky and Rafael Bitanga, Alaska

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