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Leaders Award

The purpose of the Leaders Award is to identify and honor family and consumer sciences professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with KAFCS.


Plaque sponsored by the KAFCS Foundation.

Eligible Nominees

Any family and consumer sciences professional who has more than eight (8) years of service to the field and is an active member of AAFCS is eligible for nomination. Former recipients of the KAFCS Leaders Award are ineligible.


  1. A maximum of six (6) pages can be submitted to provide information requested in the selection criteria. The supplemental materials must be presented in the exact order stated on the selection criteria and should address each of the criteria. In addition, a recent curriculum vitae/resume that has been updated within the past year must accompany the nomination along with a letter of recommendation.
  2. Nomination Materials check list:
    1. General Application Form for KAFCS Awards
    2. Selection criteria information and up to six (6) pages of supporting materials
    3. Curriculum vitae/resume
    4. Letter of endorsement

Selection Criteria

Using a point-value system, the following criteria will be used to select the Leader Award recipients. The total maximum score possible is 100. The following criteria will be used to select the Leaders Award:

# Description Points
1 Currently an outstanding professional in a traditional or non-traditional family and consumer sciences career. 15
2 Has served the Association and the profession through participation in local, national or international, and affiliate programs of AAFCS and/or other family and consumer sciences groups/agencies such as holding office, serving on committees, participating in affiliate annual meetings, and being involved in section or division activities within the past 10 years. 20
3 Has been an advocate who influenced the direction of some aspect of the Association or the profession. 15
4 Has conducted or participated in research that has contributed to: the family and consumer sciences knowledge base; the development of new products, equipment, techniques, or skills; or, the use of research to advance/enhance existing programs. 10
5 Has a publications record that reflects a significant level of professional responsibility; such as, having written: books; chapters in books or pamphlets/or pamphlets; or articles in major magazines or professional journals. 10
6 Has worked cooperatively as well as effectively with agencies and groups outside the family and consumer sciences community. 10
7 Has received visibility through print or electronic media. 10
8 Has been recognized for contributions to the profession through such means as awards and honors. 5
9 Currently certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS). 5