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 

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, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

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.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

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.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

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.
  • The application deadline is March 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

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

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