The OAFCS Awards recognize outstanding members and students for their professional contributions, emerging and current leadership in the association, and scholars in the field of family and consumer sciences.

New Achiever Award

Recognizes emerging professionals who have exhibited the potential to make significant contributions to family and consumer sciences and lead the association into the future. *

The leader award

Identifies and honors family and consumer sciences professionals who have made significant contributions to the field through their involvement with OAFCS and AAFCS. *

Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession and sustained association leadership at the state and local levels. *

Ohio Teacher of the Year award

Will be recognized for having designed and implemented an innovative and creative program. *

The above awardees can submit an application to AAFCS for the National level of the received Ohio Award. Applications are due the second Monday in January. *OAFCS members only.

Friend of the Family

This honor is presented to an individual or organization involved in making decisions that affect the well-being of families. Its purpose is to recognize leaders whose work over time has made a significant contribution to policy areas affecting the family.

Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award

Recognizes someone with an outstanding thesis and dissertation completed during the past two years.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

Recognizes research completed by a student while enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program in Ohio.


Additionally, there are Professional Section Awards. These awards are awarded to professionals who have made great strides to improve their programming in their industry, increase participation and involvement, and promote the importance of FCS to others. These awards include the following: 
College/University/Research, Business,Extension,
Home and Community,
Human Services,
Student Member Section (Pre-Professional/Graduate Student)

OAFCS Awards Nomination Form