FCS Scholarships

SPU’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department awards a number of gift scholarships to currently enrolled SPU students who plan to continue as full-time undergraduate FCS students during the coming academic year.

Scholarships generally range from $500 to $2,500.

Food and Nutritional Sciences students

Available scholarships

Lois C. Caldwell FCS Scholarship

  • Preference given to, but not necessarily limited, to full-time, upper-division students pursuing a degree in the Family and Consumer Sciences program.

Dorothy Kennedy Scholarship

  • Must have high scholastic standing and demonstrated leadership and service in the FCS Department.

FCS / Home Economics Alumni Scholarship

  • Applicant must be completing sophomore or junior year at SPU; and be a declared major in FCS with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Other considerations include current and continuing professional involvement in FCS, communication skills, financial need, Christian commitment, and community involvement.

Dorothy Kreider Memorial Scholarship

  • This endowment provides scholarships to a serious-minded and spiritually sensitive FCS student.

SIGMA RHO Scholarship Endowment

  • Must be a current student in FCS Education program with at least a 2.8 GPA and junior class standing.
  • In case of no qualified FCS Education student recipient, the scholarship may be awarded to (1) an Education major or (2) a FCS student specializing in an area other than education.

FCS Faculty and Staff Scholarship

  • Applicant must be completing sophomore or junior year at SPU.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a record of professional or community service, and clear professional goals.

How to apply

  • Complete the fillable FCS scholarship application.
  • Applications are due March 1 each year by email to FCS@spu.edu.
  • You must submit a typed scholarship application as a digital copy. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. You must attach your unofficial transcripts to the application. 
  • To be eligible, as a minimum, you must have successfully completed one course in your major at SPU. Other requirements are based on the specific scholarship.
  • Only one application is required to be considered for each of the available scholarships.

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FCS success stories

Our graduates become scientists, designers, counselors, leaders, and educators in the apparel, interiors, and food and nutrition fields. Here are some of their stories.