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The Ila McIIwean Award

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White, Ila McIlwean

Family and Consumer Science Program Endowment Award – The award value is depending on fund availability and plaque.

Eligible for Nomination of Award: FCS Agents, Program Associates, and CED of the Northeast and Southeast Districts of NC.

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 Criteria: Award provides the support to Family and Consumer Sciences programs in the Northeast and Southeast Districts of NC. Priority given to provide programmatic dollars to fund programs serving limited resource families in the NE and SE districts. Any persons conducting educational programs in the NE and SE districts may apply, including Extension Agents, Specialists or volunteers of Cooperative Extension.

 How to Apply: In addition to the standard application, each applicant team should also write a one-page description of the proposed project that will benefit low resource families in a Northeast or Southeast District county, in cluster counties, or in the district. The application should identify all team members (agents, specialists, and/or volunteers).

The Ila McIlwean White Family and Consumer Sciences Program Endowment Award has been established by the McIlwean and White families, and family, friends, and colleagues of Mrs. White. This award recognizes excellence for agents, specialists, or volunteers who offer programs for limited resource families in the Northeast or Southeast Districts of North Carolina.

Mrs. Ila McIlwean White provided leadership for family and consumer sciences programs throughout her career. She worked for Perquimans County as a Home Economics Agent for 14 years. In 1972, she was hired as the Northeast District Area Agent for EFNEP, a position she held for 22 years. She was involved in the National Association of Extension Home Economists and received their Distinguished Service Award. She also served as State President of the North Carolina Home Economics Association in 1983. Mrs. White served as a member of the inaugural Board of Directors of the North Carolina Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation.