Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Scholarships & Grants:  Justin Morrill Scholarship

Justin Morrill Scholarship

Required for a complete application:


May 1


Epsilon Sigma Phi, through the ESP Development Fund, has established this scholarship to promote professional development for ESP- eligible members employed by 1890 or 1994 Land Grant institutions to attend the National ESP Conference.

The scholarship is to only be used to defray the cost of attending the National ESP Conference. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. Number of awards vary annually pending funds available.



Eligible recipients include Extension professionals, active ESP or Life members whose primary professional relationship is with an 1890 or 1994 Land Grant Institution. (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 Epsilon Sigma Phi as a result of this award. Extension professionals that have previously attended the National ESP Conference may apply.

Recipients must agree to attend the entire National ESP Conference.


Judging criteria:


Properly completed application and support letters

5 points

Impact on Extension programs:

Involved with concerns & interests of fellow 1890 1994 Extension employees & clientele

20 points

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

10 points

Innovative methods used in Extension programming

20 points

Results of Extension programs, future professional leadership objectives

20 points

Special honors / recognition

5 points

Describe how your attendance at the Conference will be of value to Extension employees and clientele

20 points

Total Points

100 Points



Application procedure:

• Complete the Morrill Scholarship Application form.

• Responses to questions is limited to the number of characters specified in each section or box.

• Statement of support required from immediate supervisor if an active member (not required for Life members) and Chapter President.

• Submit online application and statements 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.

 Reimbursement Procedure:

Funds must be used within one year of announcement of award. 

  • Request for scholarship payment.
  • Proof of participation.
  • Financial statement including receipts showing payment for registration fees, travel, lodging, etc.
  • Brief report for possible use in ESP Connection Newsletter.

To submit an application, click here.

To request scholarship payment, click here.

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

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Newnan, GA 30263

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