Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

This page is part of the ESP Handbook. Click browser back button to return to the previous page.
Click here for Handbook Table of Contents

ESP CHAPTER AT RISK SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: May 1

Purpose:

  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, through the ESP Development Fund, has established this scholarship to promote professional development and encourage institutions to establish new or re-establish inactive ESP Chapters. 
  • Attendance at a National ESP conference is seen as supporting a Chapter at risk, and may be part of the actions suggested in the National ESP Handbook, Section E.
  • The scholarship is to be used to defray the cost of attending the National ESP Conference. 
  • Two scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded.   

 

Criteria:

  • Eligible recipients include Extension professionals affiliated with Land Grant institutions where there are 5 or less active ESP members. (A list of eligible institutions may be available from the SGR Chairman.)
  • Applicants do not have to be ESP members at the time of application but are expected to join the fraternity as a result of this award. Extension professionals that have not attend the National ESP Conference in the past 5 years may apply.  Applicants may be active ESP or Life members.
  • Recipients must agree to attend the entire National ESP Conference.

Judging criteria:

Score:

Properly completed application and support letters 

5 points

Applicant’s Impact on Extension programs:

Involved with concerns & interests of fellow Extension employees & clientele

20 points

Resources obtained for Extension programs: cooperators, volunteers, special funds, etc.

10 points

Innovative methods used and results of Extension programming

20 points

Special honors / recognition

 5 points

Professional Development Plan

Describe how your attendance at the Conference will assist you with educating Extension employees and clientele

20 points

Future professional leadership objectives including plans to establish a new chapter or re-invigorate an ESP Chapter at risk (See Sec. E in Handbook) .  

20 points

Total Points

100 points

 

Application procedure:

  • Complete the Chapter At Risk Scholarship Application form found on the ESP website.
  • Responses to questions is limited to the number of characters specified in each section or box.
  • Statement of support required from immediate supervisor or ESP Chapter President if applicant is an active member (not required for Life members).
  • Submit online application and statement of support no later than May 1.

 

Selection Process:

  • The ESP Scholarships, Grants and Recognition Committee will review applications and submit selection recommendations to the National ESP Board.
  • Regional representation will be considered; however, discretion will be used depending on the number and quality of applications.
  • Decisions will be announced by the National ESP President by July 1.

Reimbursement Procedure: 

  • Upon completion of the ESP Conference, scholarship recipient will forward to the ESP Executive Director:
  • Request for scholarship payment using online form found on the ESP website. 
  • Provide a brief summary report to State’s Extension Director, Chapter President & National ESP office for possible use in ESP Newsletters.

To submit an application, click here

To request scholarship payment, click here.  


Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


55 Walton Place Drive
Newnan, GA 30263
470-347-0394

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software