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Awards and Scholarships

Members of NEAFCS have a variety of opportunities to earn recognition for their work. Our Arkansas Affiliate administers the following opportunities for professional growth and development. You can also check out the information about National NEAFCS Awards or the Awards At A Glance information. 

 

Foundation Award

Award

List of DSA Winners

National Awards

  • NEAFCS Greenwood Frysinger Award
    • Member 5 years or less
    • Opportunity to expand the professional's network or participation in a professional development activity. Begin within 12 months of award receipt. 
    • National winner will present Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year following award receipt OR present a webinar within 18 months of receiving award. Received once. 
    • One $ 400 cash award for mentee/ Certificate for mentor
  • NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award
    • Member 10 years or more
    • Recognizes Extension FCS Educators for leadership, outstanding programs, and personal & professional growth.
    • Only awarded once per person.  Award determined within Affiliate.  Number of awards given determined by number of members.  Has attended two or more Annual Sessions.  Received once. 
    • Plaque given at Annual Session
  • NEAFCS Continued Excellence Award
    • Member at least 12 years
    • Recognize active involvement in professional improvement programs, promotion of professional development, leadership.
    • Has attended 3 or more Annual Sessions. Received NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award prior to concurrent session. Received once. 
    • Plaque given at Annual Session
  • NEAFCS Educator of the Year
    • Member at least 12 years
    • To recognize a professional Extension FCS Educator who is conducting outstanding educational programs that demonstrate impact on families.  Continued professional development activities involvement.
    • Must have received DSA & CE awards prior to submitting.  Attended 4 or more Annual Sessions, letters of support from administration.  Showcase of Excellence display at Annual Session. Received once. 
    • Plaque given at Annual Session. 
  • Florence Hall Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize members who have been alert in recognizing emerging issues or new concerns and interests of families or individuals and have planned/ implemented programs that benefit families and individuals
    • Program begun within the last 5 years by individual or team
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • NEAFCS Past President's New Professional Award
    • New Member
    • To recognize outstanding accomplishments of NEAFCS members within the first three years of employment
    • Must not have previously attended Annual Session. Must be within the first three years of employment with Cooperative Extension. Must attend Annual Session to receive award--if unable to attend award is forfeited. No team awards.
    • One $500 cash prize
  • Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Given to FCS Educators who have developed an outstanding program on some aspect of family financial management. Program should provide training in budgeting, credit management, savings, etc. 
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team.  First place winner will present a concurrent session at Annual Session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Mary W. Wells Memorial Diversity Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize outstanding efforts and accomplishments of individuals and/ or teams in diversity and pluralism for any Extension FCS program or activity, including staff development, advisory councils, programs, etc. 
    • Application may be submitted by individual or team.  Program or activity shall have been conducted within the past year. First place national winner will present a concurrent session at Annual Session the year the award is received.  Regional 1st place winners will jointly present a concurrent session. 
    • One $500 cash award given at Annual Session
  • Program Excellence Through Research Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize members as researchers and users of research.  Emphasizes the use of research results to improve existing programs. 
    • Application may be submitted by team or individual.  First place national winner will present a concurrent session on their research at Annual Session the year the award is received.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Early Childhood Child Care Training Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize outstanding childcare professional training that addresses the needs of young children.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team. Program must have been conducted within two years prior to applying.  Application must contain an marketing and delivery piece.  First place national winner will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Food Safety Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize outstanding innovative programming that has shown impact of significant food safety nature. Technology use is a plus. 
    • Application may be submitted by individual or team.  Program or activity should have been conducted within the last three years. First place national winner will present a concurrent session at the Annual Session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $500 cash award
  • Communications--Newsletters Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including newsletters. 
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Written Press Releases Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including Press Releases.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Television/ Video Program Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including educational television and/or video programming.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Educational Technology Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including educational technology.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team. Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Educational Curriculum Package Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including educational curriculum packages.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Radio/ Podcast Program Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including educational radio and/or podcast programs/spots.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Educational Publications Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including educational publications.
      • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
      • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Photography Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including photography.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Communications--Internet Education Technology Award
     
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To encourage excellence is communications in 9 categories, including internet education technology.
    • Application maybe submitted by an individual or team.  Programs shall have been conducted within the past three years.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session Scholarship
  • Marketing Package Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • For outstanding marketing package promoting a class, program or pertinent Family & Consumer Sciences issues.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team.  Effort must have been successfully used by an applicant within three years.  Application must contain a variety of marketing pieces. First place national winner will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Community Partnership Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognizes NEAFCS members for their efforts in building community partnerships to meet the educational needs and/ or concerns of families.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team. Effort shall have been conducted within the past three years.  First place national winner shall present a concurrent session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Extension Housing Outreach Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • To recognize programming which enhances housing outreach to communities and special needs families.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or team. Award money should be used to further develop Extension Housing programs. Outreach shall have been conducted within the past two years. National winners will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year award is received. 
    • Two $300 cash awards given at Annual Session
  • Clean and Healthy Families & Communities Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Honor outstanding educational programming efforts that utilize any of ACI's educational materials (food safety, emergency preparedness or response, effective use of cleaning products, etc.)
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team.  Activity or program shall have been conducted by an Extension Educator in the past two years. National winner(s) will present a concurrent session at Annual Session the year the award is received. 
    • Two $500 Annual Session scholarships
  • Family Health & Wellness Award
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognize innovative programs that promote and improve the health and wellness of families including but not limited to nutrition, fitness, family meals, meal planning, time or stress management, and healthy lifestyle.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team. Activity or program shall have been conducted in the past three years. National winner(s) will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Environmental Education
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognizes NEAFCS members for outstanding educational programs conducted for families and/or communities on various environmental issues/ concerns.
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team. Activity or program shall have been conducted in the past three years. National winner(s) will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Human Development/ Family Relationships
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognizes innovative human development/ family relationships educational efforts including childcare, parenting, relationships through the life span, marriage enrichment, communications (parent/child), retirement, aging, stress management, and related issues. 
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team. Activity or program shall have been conducted in the past three years. National winner(s) will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • School Wellness
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognizes outstanding school-based programs to promote and improve physical, emotional, and/or social wellness of students, staff or families of students in the school community.  May include nutrition, fitness, garden-based nutrition education, health, character education, self esteem, farm to school, and more. 
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team. Activity or program shall have been conducted in the past three years. National winner(s) will participate in the Showcase of Excellence at Annual Session the year the award is received.
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship
  • Social Networking
    • Must be a NEAFCS Member
    • Recognizes innovative online social networking efforts
    • Application may be submitted by an individual or a team.  The network has been created within the past three years.  First place national winner will present a concurrent session the year the award is received. 
    • First place: $300 Annual Session scholarship