Scholarship

Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Psi Chapter will award four $500 scholarships to ESP Members per year. To apply for a scholarship, complete the application, download the scholarship application: 2021 ESP Scholarship Form, and submit it to Brian Klatt, ESP Past President at: klattb@msu.edu.

Vision Statement: Epsilon Sigma Phi leads the Extension System in promoting and supporting professionalism in Extension.

With the relaxation of many of the Covid restrictions, we are happy to announce that in keeping with the above statements, Epsilon Sigma Phi - Alpha Psi Chapter is “re-awakening” its scholarship program for 2021. While we are disappointed that many of the usual opportunities for professional development such as the Extension Leadership Conference (JCEP), PILD – Public Issues Leadership trip, and the International Study Tour were not available during the crisis. However, the good news is that the ESP National Conference will be held both in-person and virtually in October. will award up to four scholarships ($500 max./scholarship) to ESP Members to attend the ESP National Conference.  Priority will be given to ESP members that have been active in the association and meet the following criteria:

  • Presenter at the ESP National Conference
  • Involvement on an ESP committee or has/currently serves on the Board
  • First time attendee of ESP National Conference

The national conference will be held October 25-28, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. The conference will be held at The DeSoto Savannah, an historic property overlooking Madison Square in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. A unique aspect of the conference this year is that you can attend in-person or virtually. The meeting is a great opportunity to learn about recent developments in Extension and meet colleagues from other states with whom you can exchange ideas. For more information on the meeting, and to register, click on this link: https://espnational.org/2021-ESP-National-Conference. Be sure to act soon…early bird registration ends August 31st.

Once again, to apply for a scholarship, complete the application, download the scholarship application: 2021 ESP Scholarship Form, and submit it to Brian Klatt, ESP Past President at: klattb@msu.edu.