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Commemorative Lecture Award

The Commemorative Lecture Award is a Contest sponsored by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Award Information:

Amount of Contest: Average: $2500
Application Deadline: 1-Feb
Requirements: Applicant must be an AAFCS member. Recipient must lecture at annual meeting in Seattle, Wash. Lecture must be 30 minutes and focus on any one of AAFCS's priority issues.

Sponsorship provided by:

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2752
Email Address:
Phone Number: 703 706 4600
Fax Number: 703 706 4663

You can find out more by contacting:

Diane S. Daly
Manager, Fellowships, Grants and Awards/Development Administrator

Email Address:

A good place to start is to investigate available information on the contest. The best shot of obtaining money can be attained by initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. Prior to starting, figure out the reason for involvement of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and what they hope to achieve with the Commemorative Lecture Award. If you are qualified, make sure you have a decent shot of being awarded the contest. If you think that there is a good chance that you can be awarded the Commemorative Lecture Award, then it is useful to fill out an application.

A vital part in the process of trying for the contest is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be lengthy, but take the time to make sure that you fill out the application properly and thoroughly. Use caution to insure that you will not get passed over as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Commemorative Lecture Award chooses a winner and actually dispenses the money in order to know whether or not you will be able to count on the contest to provide additional support for your financial needs and what assistance it will provide, since there might be constraints on how you can use the Commemorative Lecture Award. You might find it challenging to be able to take care of all of your financial needs, and obtaining the Commemorative Lecture Award to assist with your expenses is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the Commemorative Lecture Award, continue looking, you might find new contests for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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