AFCPE Awards annually recognize the great work and innovations happening in financial education, research and practice. Award winners are recognized each November at the AFCPE® Symposium.

Apply by July 14, 2021!

Member Awards for Individuals

AFCPE Member Awards

Distinguished Fellow

in memory of Celia Ray Hayhoe

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant and long-lasting contributions to AFCPE over the years.

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Financial Counselor of the Year

This award goes to a financial counselor who has contributed outstanding work in financial counseling. 

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Financial Educator of the Year

Honoring an individual who has provided exceptional service to teaching and/or outreach. 

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Member Awards for Organizations and Programs

AFCPE Member Awards

AFCPE Setting the Standard Award

Recognizing outstanding organizations

The AFCPE “Setting the Standard” Award is an opportunity to recognize organizations that have made significant efforts and commitment to the high standards of professionalism that AFCPE has established.

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Outstanding Consumer Financial Information

Nominate the person or organization that is providing outstanding consumer information in the field of financial counseling and planning. 

 

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Outstanding Educational Program

 

This award goes to an educational program that is significantly impacting our field. The program is innovative and adaptable for other practitioners and educators to adapt and/or apply in their own work. 

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Outstanding Financial Counseling and/or Planning Center

This award goes to a financial counseling or planning center that has demonstrated its effectiveness in its local community. 

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Journal Award

AFCPE Journal Award

Outstanding Research Journal Article of the Year

All papers accepted for publication in the research journal are automatically nominated for this award. The winning paper will include a thorough and appropriate review of the literature of the topic addressed. Sound research methodologies must be employed and include sound operational definitions, appropriate measuring devices, and adequate statistical analyses. The successful paper will also provide creative and innovative approaches to using the information in practice.

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Symposium Awards

AFCPE Symposium Awards

Outstanding Symposium Practitioners' Forum

This award winner, nominated by the submission reviewers and chosen by a select committee, is a student who has written a paper that is of great use to the profession. The paper must include a thorough review of literature, a new and innovative approach to examining a current topic, and employ sound research methods. The successful paper will also include a thorough and creative practical applications section.

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AFCPE Symposium Awards

Outstanding Research Paper

This award winner was one of 3 finalists nominated by the Symposium submission reviewers and chosen by a select committee. The poster must include a thorough review of literature, a new and innovative approach to examining a current topic, and employ sound research methods. The poster also includes a thorough and creative practical applications section. All Symposium attendees had the opportunity to review the finalists during the Symposium Poster session and select the winner.

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Outstanding Symposium Student Paper

This award winner, nominated by the submission reviewers and chosen by a select committee, is a student who has written a paper that is of great use to the profession. The paper must include a thorough review of literature, a new and innovative approach to examining a current topic, and employ sound research methods. The successful paper will also include a thorough and creative practical applications section.

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AFCPE Symposium Awards

Outstanding Symposium Poster

This award winner was one of 3 finalists nominated by the Symposium submission reviewers and chosen by a select committee. The poster must include a thorough review of literature, a new and innovative approach to examining a current topic, and employ sound research methods. The poster also includes a thorough and creative practical applications section. All Symposium attendees had the opportunity to review the finalists during the Symposium Poster session and select the winner.

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Outstanding Research to Practice

It is through the integration of research, education, and practice that AFCPE supports professionals and strives to improve the economic well-being of individuals and families worldwide. This award winner, nominated by the submission reviewers and chosen by a select committee, demonstrates effective collaboration of research and practice to advance the field and elevate the standards. Award Sponsored By: National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

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AFCPE’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

“Diversity and inclusion ensure a safe, positive, nurturing, and tolerant environment with mutual respect, free of prejudice. They celebrate differences, including those visible and invisible, in addition to thoughts and opinions that are essential for the involvement and empowerment of our society.”

– Definition established by AFCPE Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

The AFCPE Awards Task force encourages applications from all AFCPE Members, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, political party, and religious affiliation. When submitting your application, please take a moment to ensure that you have done so through a lens of inclusion.

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