NASCOESanta has come early! Extended deadlines for scholarship applications and DSA nominations have been announced.

Please note that for THIS YEAR ONLY, deadlines for submission of scholarship applications and DSA Award nominations have been extended to the following:
February 1 to state chairperson
March 1 to area chairperson
March 20 to national chairperson

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ella York, CED
Avoyelles FSA

From SEA Awards & Scholarship Chair, Ella Abshire:

Please note that there are new scholarships available…

  • Traditional scholarship,
  • Open Continuing Scholarship,
  • Members Continuing Scholarship,
  • Adult Children Continuing Education
  • AND Grandchildren Scholarship.


The Traditional and both Continuing scholarships will pay at the Area and National levels. The other two will pay at the National level only.

The below link contains the new scholarship application forms as well as an updated handbook . It has detailed information about each scholarship.

The DSA nomination guidelines and the Scholarship applications are all together on the Forms & Downloads page under Awards & Scholarships.

Please note that the deadlines for submission are January 1 to State Chairpersons, then February 1 to Area Chairpersons. I will submit the area winners to Micki Crider for national judging by March 1. Micki will notify us of the national winners by April 1.

Please take time to read through the handbook and applications prior to sending out information to your state. Let us know if you have questions.

Ella Abshire
SEA Awards & Scholarship Chair