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 Tracy Way, Lincoln Southwest High School at email@example.com. “FCCLA Scholarship” must be in the subject line. The SPOT Scholarship must be sent to Lisa Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Teaching in FACS Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded to one former member to assist with tuition and expenses that occur during the required student teaching assignment. Individuals completing the Transition to Teaching Program are not eligible for this scholarship.
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 $1000 scholarship is open to up to two students 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 up to two $500 scholarships to outstanding FCCLA members planning to enroll as a full time student in a 2- or 4-year accredited community college, state college, or university with a major in a program other than FACS Education.
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 your Future
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.
ServeNebraska 2018 Step Forward Awards: Nomination Deadline: August 27, 2018
ServeNebraska hosts the annual Step Forward Awards in October where outstanding individuals and groups are recognized for their service to individuals and communities in Nebraska. The finalists and award recipients are chosen by the governor and the awards are presented at a luncheon on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Ashland, Nebraska.
Every day, volunteers provide essential support in their communities. The ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards recognize these outstanding people and groups for their time and service. Award winners and finalists are selected by the governor in tribute to the significant contributions made within the state through volunteerism. Nominations may be made in one of 10 categories. To nominate an individual or group, you’ll need complete contact information for that individual or group and abbreviated contact information for three references (e-mail and phone). For questions or if you have any issues submitting a nomination, please contact Kerry Fina. Learn more about the awards and view highlights from previous years.
One of the award categories is Youth Volunteer Leadership: an individual 18 or younger who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service. This individual may hold leadership roles in student organizations, student councils, or student service clubs where they have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills.
Another category that would definitely apply to Career and Technical Student Organizations is Volunteer Group: A group of volunteers who have served together on a common project that has impacted their community. The nominees in this category strive to make communities better places to live through a variety of activities or by focusing on one issue of primary importance in their community.