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Victoria Jean Cope Award

Cope, Victoria Jean

North Carolina 4-H Professional Development Award(s) – The award value is a personal and perpetual plaque.

Eligible for Nomination of Award:  4-H Agents

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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.
    • Your 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.
  1. Enclose at least one Letter of Recommendation, preferably from your immediate supervisor.


  1. The recipient must be an Extension 4-H Agent.
  1. The recipient must spend 50% or more of his/her professional time in 4-H and youth development.
  1. Approval of the Assistant Director, State 4-H Leader is required.

This award was established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. William Cope as a memorial to their daughter, Victoria Jean Cope. Miss Cope was an outstanding 4-H agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, who met a premature death as the result of an automobile accident.

The award is funded by an endowment established within the North Carolina 4-H Foundation, Inc. It is presented at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Conference. The recipient of the award is expected to use it to provide support for his/her professional development.

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