The B.E.S.T award provides funding to students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences and conducting research with related expenses. Undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students with good academic standing and an accumulative GPA of at least 3.7 are eligible. Awards include funding up to $300 for expenses related to research projects such as software, equipment, participant compensation, etc. As with all FCS support programs, funding is subject to the availability of funds in a fiscal year.
An intensive study in a special area of the student’s interest under the direction of a qualified member of the faculty. Each individual experience is to culminate in a comprehensive written report and/or examination and/or artistic project. A maximum of six semester hours of independent study may be applied toward graduation. Tuition and fees are assessed in the usual manner for all credit earned in Independent Study experiences.
Students have federal and international rights over intellectual property they create. This release form permits your instructor to share student work on the FCS website and to print examples of work to share with others.
Family and Consumer Sciences Student Ambassadors are the student leaders of the FCS Department. Student Ambassadors represent the department and their respective programs by assisting with a variety of recruitment activities, retention initiatives, and events. Applications due by April 15, 2021.
The department provides funding to Undergraduate and Graduate students attending and/or presenting at a state, regional or national conference. Each student seeking reimbursement must apply for the funding. As with all FCS support programs, funding of this program is subject to the availability of funds in a fiscal year.
Additional funding can be found at:
Graduate student thesis related forms including thesis proposal and thesis defense can be found on the graduate school's website.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships (UTA) may be available to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated excellence in a particular discipline and high overall scholastic achievement. The purpose of the program is to assist the faculty in the improvement of instruction and to provide UTAs with a valuable learning opportunity. The responsibilities and nature of the UTA assignments are determined by the departments and colleges. Three hours is the maximum amount of this credit that may be allowed for graduation. Tuition and fees are assessed in the usual manner for all credit earned in the UTA experiences.