Grants and Awards

Supporting projects and programs that recognize employees of the Office of Engagement and Extension, as well as engaging with people and communities to solve problems, share knowledge and support progress.

Employee Recognition

Annually the Office of Engagement and Extension celebrates and recognizes outstanding excellence and accomplishments of its employees. Engagement and Extension employees, community, county, and campus partners are invited to submit nominations for these awards:

 

F.A. Anderson and Alton Scofield Awards in Recognition of Sustained Superior Services

  • Recognizing outstanding performance by an Extension professional throughout their Extension career.
  • Those eligible for the F.A. Anderson Award are state or regional CSU Extension personnel whose primary area of responsibility and achievement is at the statewide level.
  • Those eligible for the Alton Scofield Award are *county, area, or regional CSU Extension personnel whose primary area of responsibility and achievement is at the county or area level.
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2022 Distinguished Service Team Award in Recognition of Sustained Superior Service

  • Recognizing program outcomes and impacts of teams which come together for a specific period of time to work on a special initiative/goal.
  • One or more team members must be an Office of Engagement and Extension employee.
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2022 Distinguished Service Diversity Award in Recognition of Superior Service to the Diverse Needs of Learners and Clients

  • Recognizing superior service to the diverse needs of learners and clients by an individual or team in the Office of Engagement and Extension.
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How to Nominate – Employee Recognition

Nominations can be submitted online or by emailing Lynn Bruning. For additional information or questions, please contact Lynn or your local Extension office.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Wednesday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. 

Community Grants and Scholarships

CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension awards funding to community-engaged projects that advance CSU’s land-grant mission through two programs: the Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the Community-Engaged Scholars Seed Grants. Applications are now closed for the 2022 funding cycle. Keep an eye out for award announcements in March 2022. Applications will open for the next funding cycle in January 2023.

Community Engagement Scholarship Awards

Jointly established by the Office of the Provost and Office of Engagement and Extension, the Community Engagement Scholarship Awards recognize exemplary engaged scholarship by CSU faculty, academic staff members or Extension agents/specialists and their community partner(s).

Two awards are distributed annually:

Distinguished Community Engagement Scholarship Award

In recognition of a collaboration, project or program with a long-term record of sustained impact, achievement and scholarship (one at $3,000).

Emerging Community Engagement Scholarship Award

In recognition of a relatively new initiative that has shown potential for long-term impact, achievement and scholarship (one at $1,000).

Community-Engaged Scholars Seed Grants

The Community-Engaged Scholars Seed Grant Program is a new program in 2022 that provides seed funding to support the planning and design, implementation and evaluation of a community-engaged research or teaching project. Three grants are awarded annually. Applicants may apply for up to $10,000.