ESA Professional Awards that are submitted through the Southwestern Branch

1.    ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension
2.    ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

These professional awards are nominated through our SW Branch, followed by being presented at the national ESA meeting that follows later in the calendar year. Because the nomination packages are extensive and require time to complete, the annual deadline for both of these is June 1, but it is desired to have these in earlier so that the nominees may be highlighted at our Branch meeting. Submissions should go through the Chair of the Honors and wards Committee (

The format for nomination packages for the two professional awards can be found on the ESA website (

Each branch is limited to one (1) nomination for each of these Professional Awards, the nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Chair of the SWBESA Awards and Honors committee (  Please note that you are only allowed to be nominated in one branch.