Recognition Awards: Ruby Distinguished Service
Service Award Level: National
The Ruby Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious recognition presented by ESP and is designed to recognize truly outstanding thinking, performance, and leadership in Extension. It is understood that the recipient has made highly significant contributions on the state, regional, national, and (when applicable) international Extension scenes in a variety of ways and over a career that spans a lifetime.
The narrative summary statement must be limited to 50-75 words and the entire application should be no more than 1,000 words.One nominee per chapter per year.The recipient gives the Ruby Lecture at the National ESP Conference.
One recognition annually to an ESP member whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
Gold ESP insignia pin, inset with ruby stone and one diamond per 10 years of service, and plaque presented to recipient during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.
The cost of the diamond insets is the responsibility of the sponsoring chapter.
To submit an application, click here.