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Family and Consumer Scientist of the Year Award Nomination Guidelines

The Family and Consumer Scientist of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding student from family and consumer science programs in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The purpose of this award is to recognize the student who demonstrates a balance among academic achievements, leadership and extracurricular activities.

Award Eligibility

December 2017, May 2018 or August 2018 graduating seniors are eligible. Nomination by department chair, faculty or staff. One nomination for each major/option may be submitted. Qualifying majors: Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles; Human Development; and Economic Sciences. We encourage each department to nominate deserving students enrolled in their majors.

Nomination Packet Guidelines

Submit one electronic PDF document that includes each of the following numbered documents and email the PDF to Alanna Ellis, acellis@wsu.edu. Save and send the document with following format: nominee’s name-FCS of the Year

Candidate Packet Materials: 

  1. The Student Award Packet Cover Sheet should be the first page of a nominee’s award packet.
  2. Write a comprehensive one-page personal statement in Times New Roman, 12 point font. Describe your leadership skills, volunteer opportunities, internships, jobs, course work, club involvement, as well as career goals and aspirations (other activities and interests may be included).
  3. Resume limited to two (2) pages, please include:
    • Activities (within the Department, College, University, or community)
    • Honors (within the Department, College, University, or community)
    • Please identify if the community/public service activities are part of course requirements for college credit, internships, etc. Do not include high school honors/activities.
  4. Letters of recommendation (no more than three). One letter will be from the department chair or academic advisor; the other two (2) can be from faculty, staff, or current/past employers. Letters will be limited to one (1) page each.
  5. Include a copy of your unofficial WSU transcript.
  6. 150 word Biography This will be used on the CAHNRS website.
  7. High Resolution Photo will be taken with Darrell Kilgore at a later date.

Selection Process

Selection committees review the award nominations and make their recommendations to the Associate Dean, Academic Programs.

Award Announcement

All nominees will be acknowledged and the winner will be announced at the CAHNRS Honors Awards Banquet. The recipient will receive a framed certificate and will have the opportunity to be the CAHNRS Banner Carrier at the WSU May Commencement.