The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate students who are excelling in extension educational programming. This may include working with extension educators, specialists, and contributions to extension program development, program delivery, and evaluation, and assisting in Extension workshops/training, etc.


Full-time graduate students, advised by faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with extension educational programming experience.


$1,000 deposited into bursars account.

Selection Process

An award committee will be appointed by the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education to select the recipient.


  1. Complete the Evans Family Award for Graduate Student Extension Achievement Nomination Form
  2. Faculty must provide a one page nomination letter detailing the student's contribution to extension educational programming and/or research with a direct application to extension.
  3. The nomination should include no more than two additional letters supporting the nomination. Support letters could come from faculty and/or extension educators/specialists.
  4. Individuals nominating a graduate student should send a unified pdf, containing all required components (1-3 above), to Research and Graduate Education (, by 5:00PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Submissions that are received by the deadline will be given first consideration; late submissions will be maintained, but will be considered only if needed.
Evans Family Award Nomination Form

Microsoft Word Document, 30.0 KB

Microsoft Word Document, 30.0 KB

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802