Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship Opportunity

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The Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to current juniors, seniors, first-year graduate students, or career-switchers enrolled at a Virginia college or university. The focus of the scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) or a related field, with the intention of becoming an FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser.

Many students entering Family & Consumer Sciences Education will often major in a related FCS content area and will then pick up the teaching endorsement.

Related FCS majors for this scholarship include:

  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education and Services and Pre-K Education
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • Education – Grades 6-12
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family and Human Services
  • Family Relations
  • Fashion Design
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Individual Development
  • Nutrition and Wellness/Dietetics

Students who are not planning to enter FCS teaching at the middle or high school level should not apply.

Complete the application below and email it to Completed applications are due on or before November 1, 2023


Generation Hope Scholarship

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Generation Hope is a non-profit organization that supports student parents. They are currently recruiting for their Generation Hope Scholars program. Apply here by Monday, May 1, 2023!

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 25 years old or under, and must be a teen parent (pregnant or parenting at 19 years old or under)
  • Planning to attend or attending a nonprofit college within 50 miles of DC, seeking an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by July 2023
  • Open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Legal Residents, and DACA recipients.
Generation Hope Scholars receive: 
  • Scholarship of up to $2,400/year
  • Mentor dedicated to their success 
  • Access to free mental health support, tutoring, and career coaching
  • Access to an emergency fund
  • Community of other teen parents 

Read the flyer below for more information, including eligibility requirements.

This is an external scholarship opportunity and is fully coordinated by an outside organization with no affiliation with George Mason University, the College of Education of Human Development (CEHD), or with the Office of Student and Academic Affairs (SAA).


CEHD Scholarships Now Open for Fall 2023

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Numerous CEHD scholarships are now open and accepting applications through Tuesday, May 30, 2023. These scholarships will be dispersed to recipients in the Fall 2023 semester. 

Please view the CEHD Scholarships and Awards webpage for information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Scholarships currently accepting applications have “Apply by [date]” noted after their name on the site. 

Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship applications are hosted through GMU Academic Works. Log in to their site today to be matched with the scholarships you are eligible for!

Scholarships Open Now
Annandale Woman's Club Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Marjory F. Brown-Azarowicz Scholarship
Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship
The Bernard and Marianne Harless Scholarship Fund
The Phyllis Cofield Pajardo Scholarship Fund
Wen Pei Wu Scholarship

Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Scholarship Available Now

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The Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Scholarship is an annually awarded national scholarship that was established to support a student pursuing a master’s degree in education who embodies a spirit of commitment to furthering opportunities for all students. The inaugural scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, a passionate teacher and education leader who championed education reform throughout the United States before joining ETS, where she served as Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessments.

Scholarship Award: $15,000

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Any master’s student who:

  • is enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program in education during the 2022-2023 academic school year

  • demonstrates leadership abilities and commitment to community service

  • demonstrates financial need

  • is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped 1-551

How To Apply:

To apply for the scholarship, you must provide:

  • a one-page statement outlining your financial need

  • the official transcript for your most recently completed academic term; this should include your Fall 2022 grades and cumulative GPA

  • two recommendation letters (one should be from a school advisor)

  • two original essays answering the following questions (maximum of 500 words per question): What is the most pressing issue facing education today, and what should future teachers and education leaders know to address this challenge? Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, why you should be awarded the Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Scholarship and how this scholarship will help you support underserved communities.

  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Winner Notified: May 15, 2023

For more information, contact


DKG Frances N. Wimer Recruitment Grant Application Is Open

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The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society invites education students who meet the qualifications below to apply for the DKG Frances N. Wimer Recruitment Grant. The grant consists of $1,000 paid directly to a rising junior, senior, or postgraduate at an accredited college/university who is a resident of the greater Richmond area and plans to pursue a teaching career.


The applicant must be:

  • a rising junior, senior, or graduate level at a college/university in Virginia
  • majoring in a teacher preparation curriculum
  • carrying a full-time credit load as determined by the university/college
  • maintaining at least a 3.0 grade average
  • a resident of the greater Richmond area: City of Richmond, counties of Henrico, Powhatan, Goochland, Chesterfield, Charles City, New Kent, and Hanover.
Application Process

The applicant should complete the application below, requesting that a faculty member complete the faculty nomination portion. Applications must be completed and returned to the Scholarship Committee of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Chapter, along with a letter/statement of commitment, and an official college transcript by April 14, 2023

If the committee cannot easily select one applicant, finalists may be interviewed, probably virtually. Once the winner is selected, all applicants will be informed of the results by May 2023.

Please read through the application packet below for further instructions and information. Questions? Please contact DKG chapter chair, Anne Rowe at or (804) 323-3408.

Application Packet