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Grange LogoNCCE Foundation Search for Excellence Awards in Extension

Sponsored by: The Grange

The purpose of the Search for Excellence Awards is to promote and identify professional excellence within all facets of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Note: Team nominations should consist of two (2) or more persons.

Previous Years Winners

How to Apply

Types of Awards

Agents Awards Process:

3 winners in each Program Area and 1 statewide winner.

  • 4-H = 3 winners plaques
  • FCS = 3 winners  plaques
  • AG / ANR = 3 winners plaques
  • State = 1 winner plaque & -up to $4,000.00 to participate in a Leadership Conference. (i.e. JCEP, PILD)
  • Nomination submitted by the Associations (i.e. 4-H, FCS, AG/ANR)

Team Award Process

  • 1 winner per District – Plaque
  • 1 statewide winner – reimbursed up to $2,000 towards a District Team Retreat
  • Submit the Nomination by the District Name
  • Judged by County Operations

Specialist Award Process

  • 1 Winner- Plaque – up to $2000.00
  • Towards a Leadership Training (i.e. LEAD21)
  • Nominations submitted by their Association
  • Judged by ANR/CRD Program Leader

Administrative Professional Award Process

  • 1 Winner Plaque- $1000.00
  • Towards Training’s/Professional Development
  • Nominations submitted by their Associations (NCCEAPA)

Program Assistant / Technicians Award Process

  • 1 Winner Plaque- $1000.00
  • Towards Training’s/Prof. Development
  • Nominations submitted by their Associations (PAAT)

All presentations for the Search for Excellence will be awarded during Extension Conference.

Any current employee may apply by submitting a completed The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Awards Program nomination form and a recommendation by their immediate supervisor (optional).

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation Awards Committee will make selections based on criteria established.

How to Apply:

  • Describe achievements of the nominee and why he/she should be considered for the award (individual or team).
  • Be specific regarding accomplishments and impacts.
  • Items you may wish to address include:
    • How the applicant has gone above and beyond the “call of duty”.
    • How the applicant encourages professional excellence in program areas, Cooperative Extension and teamwork. Recognition of leadership ability of applicant by others in the county.
    • Enclose at least two (2) Letter of Recommendation, one must be from your immediate supervisor.