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Dr. George and Mrs. Virginia Hyatt Award

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Hyatt, Dr. George and Mrs. Virginia

Extension Scholarship – Award value dependent on funds available and a personal plaque.

Eligible for Nomination of Award:  Agents and Specialists

Click here for Application

Criteria: Scholarships are awarded to Extension employees for outstanding service, achievement and to improve both their technical and teaching skills. It is limited to agents, specialists, and administrators employed by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for five (5) or more years. The awardee will use this opportunity to enhance their professional development and contribution to Extension. Members of the selection committee are not eligible to receive the award during their tenure on the committee.

A recipient of the award is not eligible to reapply.

How to Apply:

  1. Outline your Extension employment history and Extension accomplishments (within the past five years, including impacts).
  2. Outline your higher education history.
  1. Describe:
  • The professional development activities you have undertaken in the past five years.
  • Future plans for professional development.
  • Your professional accomplishments or awards as evidence of professional commitment within the past five years.
  • The professional development experience you plan to participate in, if you receive this award.
  1. List the name and address of your local newspaper for press release notification.

Reference Letters

Applicants will also be required to submit 2 letters of recommendation.

One of the reference letters must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor.


The George and Virginia Hyatt Extension Scholarship Award was founded by the contributions of friends and staff of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service as a tribute to Director Hyatt and his wife. The scholarship is dedicated to professional development of the career Extension worker. Awarded annually.

In selecting the recipient of the award, consideration will be given to the creativity of the professional development plan described in the application, its contribution to the applicant’s professional goals and its relevance to the Extension program in North Carolina, and evidence of the applicant’s commitment to the Extension program and to his/her professional development.

Professional development activity is to be interpreted broadly, including advanced study, travel, attendance at workshop or short course, or temporary work assignment. The scholarship is not intended as support for attendance at routine professional meetings.

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