Celebration of Scholarships
H. Palmer Hopkins Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship History

Charles W. Coale Jr. '59 and Ellen Kirby Coale '58 established the H. Palmer Hopkins Scholarship in February 2004 to support students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources who intend to pursue a career in agricultural science education. This fund honors all that Dr. H. Palmer Hopkins has done in his lifetime. Dr. Palmer joined the University of Maryland in 1955 as an assistant professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Education. From 1960 through 1976 he served as Director of Student Aid. Dr. Hopkins is known throughout the university and the agricultural community for his dedication and commitment to agricultural education. During his lifetime he encouraged colleagues and students to pursue careers in agricultural education and graciously provided students and colleagues with wise counsel and professional advice.

Donor Statement

Dr. H. Palmer Hopkins graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1935 and spent the next twenty years teaching agriculture to students in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 1955 he joined the University of Maryland as an assistant professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Education. From 1960 through 1976 he served as the Director of Student Aid at the University. Dr. Hopkins is known throughout the University and the agricultural community for his dedication and commitment to agricultural education. During his lifetime he has encouraged colleagues and students to pursue careers in agricultural education and has graciously provided students and colleagues with wise counsel and professional advice.

In honor of all that Dr. Hopkins has done, Charles W. Coale, Jr. and Ellen Kirby Coale established, through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an endowed fund to support a scholarship at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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