FCS Scholarship Information


Applying for on-campus FCS Scholarships

Each January and February it is time to apply for departmental scholarships. This is an easy process, but it is one that most students do not take advantage of. Go to the financial aid page and follow the directions. You need to end up on the University application for scholarship page. Please read through the information provided to learn the steps of the process.

The scholarships awarded by the department include:

FCS-Gibson/Phi Upsilon Omicron Scholarship - for members of the FCS Honor Society

FCS-Alumni Scholarship, Mary Kern martin Scholarship, FCS-Gibson Scholarship, FCS-Carrie Williams Scholarship, FCS-Gina Sharp Scholarship, FCS-Sue Hippensteel Scholarship, FCS-Educational Opportunity Scholarship, Anita K. Laurent Scholarship, William H. & June Stewart Munday Scholarship - these are for all FCS students.

Lynette J. Olson FCS Leadership Scholarship

Goppert Foundation Scholarship - for FCS Education majors

Scholarships with additional paperwork

FCS Student Ambassador program  (Application materials)

Greater Kansas City Family & Consumer Sciences Scholarship 

Scholarship applications are available online at the Truman Heartland Community Foundation website.  The link to the online posting and scholarship application is:  http://www.thcf.org/Grand-Scholarship-Seekers/Scholarships/College-Undergraduate-Scholarships#104276-greater-kansas-city-association-of-family-and-consumer-science-scholarship

*** There will be at least three $1,000 scholarships given again this year.  Applicants should be students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Family & Consumer Sciences and its knowledge-based areas:  Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Dietetics,Nutrition, Health and Food management, Human Development and Family Relations, Apparel Design, Textiles, and Merchandising, Housing and Development, Child Development, Consumer Economics and Resource management, FCS Education Extension.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is April 1.

Undergraduate Student Eligibility:

Must be a current resident of Kansas or Missouri
Must be a junior or senior at an accredited college of university
Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in FACS or any of its knowledge-based areas
Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours
Must have average or above-average scholastic standing

Joann Newby Adult Education Grant

Kansas Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (KAFCS)  - Due February 15
Download the digital scholarship application here.
1) Student must be accepted and enrolled in a major within the field of family and consumer sciences/human ecology at a baccalaureate granting institution in Kansas.
2) Student must currently hold student membership in AAFCS or have submitted application for membership by the application deadline of February 15th.
3) Deadline for application will be February 15th of each year for students who will have completed 60 credit hours by the end of the current spring semester. The scholarship amount is $500, payable the following fall. A receipt showing fall enrollment or official class schedule for the fall semester must be sent to the KAFCS treasurer for the scholarship award check to be issued.
4) Each year one scholarship will be given to a Kansas State University student and one scholarship to a Pittsburg State University student. In the event no acceptable applications are received from KSU or PSU, two studetns from the same institution may be selected.

KAFCE Scholarship - *June Deadline

Anita K. Laurent Scholarship - There is an application in addition to meeting all scholarship requirements through the normal PSU process.  Due Date is February 1st every year.  (Word doc)

Ruth B. Sayre Scholarship - This memorial scholarship of $500.00 is offered for the purpose of fostering educational development of women. 

Kansas Nutrition Council Scholarship - $1,000 
Applicants must be Kansas residents who are going to be juniors or seniors or graduate students enrolled at a college or university located in Kansas.  The must be majoring in nutrition, dietetics, Family & Consumer Sciences or a related subject.  Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.  Applications are available online. (https://www.sneb.org/kansas-nutrition-council/)

AAFCS Scholarships: 
AAFCS is offering scholaships for the coming Academic Year. The due date is early in January each year. Check the AAFCS website for exact due date.  Please contact awards@aafcs.org if you have any questions. Please read the guidelines carefully to determine your eligibility prior to initiating the online form.  For more information go to:  https://www.aafcs.org/resources/recognition/scholarships

Upsilon Omicron Scholarships:  Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences, offers scholarships, fellowships and awards only to Phi Upsilon Omicron Members. Scholarship Application Directions and Scholarship Application. Application Login information is available from the National Office.  All scholaship applications must be submitted by February 1st.  Go to http://phiu.org/168-2/ for information.