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.

Hospitality Scholarship

Hospitality ScholarshipMarriott Marquis DC Hospitality Scholarships ($2,000)

  • 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 2020.
  • Each applicant will be evaluated based on the information provided, and a recipient will be chosen by a selection committee of representatives from Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
  • A one-time scholarship award of $2,000 will be payable directly to the scholarship recipient from the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. Funds must be applied toward tuition, room, and/or board.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

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


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.
  • Applicants must have completed the Taking Down Tobacco training and be registered trainers on takingdowntobacco.org and be nationally affiliated members of FCCLA by March 2, 2020.

Taking Down Tobacco Trainer of the Year Scholarship Winner (2019) - Hailey Kisner, Kansas

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.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship Winners (2019) - Brooklyn Pustari, Colorado and Natalie Heflin, 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.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

FCCLA Memorial Scholarship Winner (2019) - Avery Hurst, Georgia

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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