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Effie I. Raitt Fellowship

The Effie I. Raitt Fellowship is a Fellowship sponsored by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Award Information:

Amount of Fellowship: Average: $3500
Application Deadline: 1-Feb
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and an AAFCS member, submit a proposed research problem and seven copies of the application. Selection is based upon professional contributions, experiences, and personal characteristics. AAFCS members must pay a $15 application fee, non-members must pay $30 and request AAFCS membership application.
Eligibility: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

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:

You should always thoroughly research the background of the fellowship. A maximized likelihood of success will follow from initially researching the prerequisites and then determining if you qualify. A good first step is to identify the reason for involvement of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and their reason for offering the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship. If you meet the requirements, make sure there is a reasonable chance of actually getting the fellowship. Once you believe that you have a decent shot of going on to be awarded the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship, then it is worth it to use your time.

An important detail of working toward obtaining the fellowship is properly completing the forms. Some forms are lengthy and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out correctly and in its entirety. Pay careful attention so that you won't be denied because of carelessness.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship actually dispenses any funds so that you can know if it is possible to rely on the fellowship to provide additional support for any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, stipulations may exist on what expenses are covered by the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to take care of all of your financial needs, and getting the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship can provide significant support. Even if you don't obtain the Effie I. Raitt Fellowship, don't give up, there will be alternative fellowships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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