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Thanks to the wonderful work of Extension’s Advancement Office, ALL 2021 awards that include a cash stipend, professional development or program enrichment funds now have funding and will be open for nominations. We are very excited to be able to recognize and celebrate our faculty and staff and their extraordinary work this year!

Nomination process for all awards

Nominations for the 2021 awards will be accepted July 1 - August 18.

An application for an award needs to be completed via InfoReady at Please be sure to carefully review the award criteria before starting your application. Successful applications are ones that adhere well to the criteria.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or have award-specific questions, please email [email protected].

Applications are reviewed by the Awards Committee appointed by the Vice Chancellor of Extension. The committee - composed of representatives from UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Extension and Engagement - make recommendations (based on award criteria) to the Vice Chancellor, who makes the final selection.

Award recipients will be informed of the Vice Chancellor’s selection in early October.

Awards will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent unless otherwise specified on the award’s information page.

Awards available

To learn more, use page navigation to select individual awards pages from the complete list (navigation can be found on left side of page on desktop/laptop or at top of page on cell phone/small tablet).