Cooperative Extension Service Retiree Scholarship
Established in August 2002, the Cooperative Extension Service
Retiree Scholarship became fully endowed in May 2008, and its
scholarship first awarded in April 2009. This scholarship provides
professional development opportunities for employees of the
Cooperative Extension Service.
Recipients of the Cooperative Extension Service Retiree
Scholarship are listed below.
2012 - Brad Runsick, county extension agent, Fulton County - Pursuing a Master's degree in Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences from the University of Arkansas, with a focus in plant pathology
2012 - Trina Jackson, Administrative Specialist II, Family and Consumer Sciences - Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Health Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Brenda Duggins, Administrative Support Supervisor,
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - Pursuing a Bachelor's
degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little
2010 - Carla Haley, county extension agent, Miller County - Pursuing a master's
degree in Human and Environmental Sciences from the University
2009 - Vicki Shadell, 4-H program assistant, Perry County
- Pursuing her Associates Degree at the University of Arkansas
Community College at Morrilton
The Cooperative Extension Service Retiree Scholarship is an
endowment funded through the generous gifts of retirees and friends of the Cooperative Extension Service. Many of
the gifts were given to honor retirees and their contributions and
professionalism during their tenure with the University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture.
Honorary and memorial gifts may be donated through a secure,
online donation site. Thank for your consideration of
making a gift to the
Cooperative Extension Service Retiree Scholarship .
Criteria for Scholarship Application
1. The applicant shall be an active employee with 50% or
greater Extension appointment within the UA System.
2. Applicant shall have more than three years of service with
the Cooperative Extension Service.
3. Applicant shall enroll in an accredited academic program
or pursue an educational program, workshop, or conference that
will further develop the applicant's professional skills.
4. Applicant shall complete
application form (MSWord)
and e-mail a signed letter of support from his/her supervisor
and one letter of support from a peer.
Prior applicants and awardees may reapply in subsequent years.
Timeline for 2013 Scholarship Application Cycle
- The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 1, 2013.
- By March 6, the Extension Cord editorial board will make their award decision, with notification to the Associate Vice President for Agriculture - Extension.
- The 2013 recipient of the Cooperative Extension Service Retiree Scholarship will be recognized during the Retiree Luncheon scheduled at the Galaxy Conference.
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