Joan Metcalfe Cope award

Joan Metcalfe Cope worked at the University of Nevada, Reno from the 1970's until her retirement in the early 1990's. She worked in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's office, the Math Department, the President's office and the Dean of Students office, was an avid promoter of the University and a Wolf Pack fan. A classified staff award has been established for employees pursuing higher education in her honor.

Joan Metcalfe Cope award overview

Who is eligible to apply?

Permanent Classified Employees of the University of Nevada, Reno @ .53 percent FTE or greater and employed for one year or more on the date the semester begins.

What does this award cover?

Course of your choosing subject to availability and department approval. Courses for audit or non-credit are eligible. Courses which are paid by another means (sponsorship, grant-in-aid, etc.) or are recreational are not eligible.

Awards are for tuition and student fees only.

How do you apply for the Joan Metcalfe Cope award?

Please submit the application and a letter stating why you deserve the award to a current SEC Executive Board Member listed on the SEC website, or by the application deadline. The letter should follow the goal of the award.

For a PDF application, please email  

Funding of the award

Awards are dependent on available funds and number of applications received.