In recognition of the outstanding work FCCLA members have completed, Nebraska FCCLA is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to assist current and past members with the cost of post-secondary education. Nebraska FCCLA offers four different kinds of scholarships. All scholarship applications are due electronically by February 1 and all except the SPOT Scholarship must be sent to the current Board of Directors chair Michelle Galles at firstname.lastname@example.org. “FCCLA Scholarship” must be in the subject line. The SPOT Scholarship must be sent to Lisa Groth at email@example.com.
Up to two scholarships of $200 may be awarded to former members of FCCLA who are pursuing a major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credit hours and/or be considered a junior by the time of scholarship disbursement the following fall.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to develop interest in FACS Education, increase the number of FACS teachers, and increase the potential for additional FCCLA chapters. This $500 scholarship is open to any student planning to enroll in a 4-year college or university with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Non-Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship
This scholarship awards one or more $200-$400 scholarships to outstanding FCCLA members planning to enroll in a 2- or 4-year accredited community college, state college, or university with a major in a program other than FACS Education. The amount given will depend upon the type of program enrolled in as well as the amount funds available for award.
State Peer Officer Team Scholarship
The State Peer Officer Team (SPOT) offers one scholarship up to $300 to an FCCLA member who has been involved in programs related to peer education. Preference for this scholarship is given to a member going into a Family and Consumer Sciences related occupation.
Check out the wide selection of National FCCLA scholarships by visiting the National FCCLA Youth Scholarships page.
BFF (Best FCCLA Friend)
This summer, the State Officer Team came up with the BFF initiative. BFF which doesn’t actually stand for “best friends forever” as most of you are probably thinking is our new membership campaign that stands for Best FCCLA Friend!
Think about why you joined FCCLA. Most likely, the majority of you joined because someone else encouraged you. So why not encourage someone else?
Through the BFF program, we want YOU to recruit one new member and encourage them to join FCCLA. If you recruit a new member, visit Nebraska FCCLA BFF Form to share your information. Those who do will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference! In addition to being recognized, one lucky FCCLA member will win an FCCLA prize pack! So start thinking about who your BFF is going to be!
Nebraska Ultimate Leader Award
Individuals are encouraged to nominate outstanding student leaders for the Nebraska Ultimate Leader Award. Chapters are permitted to nominate based on the following scale:
-1-40 Members 1 applicant
-41-80 Members 2 applicants
-81+ Members 3 applicants
All nominees will be recognized at the State Leadership Conference with the top 4 nominees recognized on stage and the announcement of the Ultimate Leader Award at the Business and Recognition Session.
In order to qualify for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
-Nominee is a Nebraska FCCLA student Member
-Nominee is not a current SPOT and SOT, Alumni, Honorary Member, or an Adviser
Nominate your outstanding leader(s) today!
A Day in the Life-NEW for 2016!
We are excited to roll out this new program for our members for 2016-2017! A Day in the Life is a state-wide job shadow initiative to connect FCCLA members with family and consumer sciences occupations. The mission of our organization is to promote family and consumer sciences occupations and in the state of Nebraska, these occupations are in high demand across the state. What is a family and consumer sciences occupation? Here are just a few examples:
- interior designer
- marketing and merchandising
- FACS teacher
- marriage and family counselor
- textile research and development
- home furnishings designer
- property manager
- food scientist
- infant educator
- mental health counselor
- early childhood teacher or care provider
- social worker
Matches will be made on a competitive basis and will be made as close as possible to the specific career choice indicated as well as to the preferred geographical location.
Applications are due electronically to the State Adviser by October 1. Program Application is available here.