Awards Information

Lifetime Member Outstanding Service Award Recipients

  • Award Categories and Online Application Links 
    Award Description Handbook
    Complete online by February 15 unless noted otherwise
    • Distinguished Service Award                                    
    • Mid-Career Service Award
    • Early Career Service Award                                    
    • Continued Service Recognition
    • 25 Year Tenure Recognition                    
    • International Service Recognition
    • Administration Leadership Recognition
    • Visionary Leadership Recognition
    • Diversity Multicultural Recognition- Individual
    • Diversity Multicultural Recognition- Team
    • Distinguished Team Recognition
    • Meritorious Support Service Award
    • Friend of Extension (Bluegrass, Purchase and Northeast Areas)
    • Distinguished Service Ruby Award
    • Justin Morrill Scholarship for 1890/1894 Institutes due May 1
    • ESP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference Scholarship (PILD) due December 1
    • ESP Richard R. Angus Professional Development Scholarship due December 1 and May 1 for any remaining funds
    • ESP Professional Development Mini-Grant Program due December 1
    • ESP Administrator/Leader Scholarship due May 1
  • Additional Chapter Awards (pdf File
    Complete and email by February 15 to Mindy McCulley at
    • Individual Achievement Award
    • Team Achievement Award - County
    • Team Achievement Award - Multi-County or Area
    • Team Achievement Award - Multi-Area or State
    • Team Award - National Initiative or Issue Related
    • 30 and 35 Year Tenure Recognition
    • Chapter Scholarships Award
      This award is designed for professional development activities including Special course (up to 3 weeks in duration); Summer or winter short course (3-6 weeks); Sabbatical leave at half pay; Study leave while working; Leave without pay for professional improvement.

  • Lifetime    Lifetime Committee Chair:  Rosie Allen
    •  Outstanding Retiree Service Award  (pdf File) 
      Complete and email to Rosie Allen by February 28.  
      The Outstanding Retiree Service Award recognizes a retiree who has contributed significantly to their community or chapter since their retirement.  This award is intended for living persons rather than as a memorial to those deceased.  The nominee must be a lifetime member. One award per chapter.  The recipient will receive a certificate from the National ESP office. 

    • Undergraduate Scholarship

      Beginning in 2018, thanks to a successful fundraising effort, the Extension Retirees scholarship will be a part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Current and Transfer Student Scholarship Program.  Current students and those transferring in are able to apply for all college scholarships by completing one online application.  College employees will screen applicants and sort them based on individual scholarship criteria.  A committee of ESP retirees will choose the winning application from the group of applications selected by college employees.  The ESP Retirees Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

      1.      Currently are enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (including Human Environmental Sciences and Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering)

      2.      Are residents of Kentucky

      3.      Are dependents of Cooperative Extension supporting families (employee families  and volunteer families)

      A link to the application and further information is available at the college website  The application period is Feb. 1 through April 1.  The student selected to receive the 2021 scholarship will be recognized at the ESP 2022  March Annual meeting.