Eleanor Coppedge Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2006, celebrating the life and memory of Eleanor Rickards Coppedge, of Southern Pines, her daughters, family, and friends came together to create The Eleanor Coppedge Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Mrs. Coppedge graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in the medical field. She worked at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans as a researcher in the field of Endocrinology. There she met and married Richard Coppedge. She worked for many years at Moore Memorial Hospital in the laboratory and at Dr. Robert McMillan’s office from where she retired at the age of 70.
She contributed much through her volunteer activities. She presided over the Girl Scouts of America Organization at Fort Bragg, and was a hospital volunteer there as well. She volunteered for 15 years at Farm Life Elementary School where she was fondly known as ,Grandma C.
Mrs. Coppedge placed great value on the importance of science and education, and following those values in spirit, The Eleanor Coppedge Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Science or Education majors. Student must demonstrate financial need and potential for success, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.