Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Strategic Action Plan 2019
Scholarship, Grants & Recognition Committee
Karen Reddersen, Committee Chair

Committee Members: Cassie Anderson, Rhea Bentley, Patricia Dawson, Jennifer Grogan, Amy Patillo, Beth Raney, Nancy Wallace

Committee Goal 1: Provide grants and scholarships to enhance professional leadership and development for chapters and members

*Meets Strategic Plan Goal 2 and Strategic Plan Objective 4

Committee Goal 2: Provide chapter and member recognition programs that are sought out and valued by members and institutional administrators

*Meets Strategic Plan Goal 2, Strategic Plan Objective 5

• Provide ESP Connection newsletter articles

• Work to provide enhanced recognition celebration for honorees at National Conference

• Review current awards/scholarships and update to meet relevant needs of membership

• Provide recommendations regarding summary of awards and FAQ for posting to the webpage and to increase member understanding of award opportunities

• Provide guidelines to assist navigation of award opportunities

• Encourage members to support awards program by discussion with colleagues and working with marketing committee and state association leadership teams

Committee Goal 3: Actively seek growth and diversity in ESP membership

*Meets Strategic Plan Goal 3, Strategic Plan Objective 1

• Develop proposal to continue Special Scholarship for 1890 and 1994 Institution members

Committee Goal 4: Continually refine and review ESP’s vision and how it is carried out in relation to Scholarship, Grants and Recognition

*Meets Strategic Plan Goal 3, Strategic Plan Objective 2

• Review ESP National Handbook – Section D and provide recommendations to ESP board as appropriate

• Work with Business Office to update online SGR documents to reflect Handbook and current practices

Committee Goal 5: Provide efficient and effective communication with chapters and members

*Meets Strategic Plan Goal 3, Strategic Plan Objective 5

• Provide notice of upcoming application deadlines to Chapter presidents and/or Awards Chairs

• Committee to meet to review applications and recommend recipients of Scholarships, grants and Friend of Extension nominees

• Committee to contact Chapters in region to encourage more applications for national recognition nominees

• Provide information to Regional Directors (and like positions) within active chapters regarding funding opportunities for ESP members regarding grants and scholarships to encourage applications for ESP funding opportunities.




Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
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Newnan, GA 30263
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