This scholarship was established in 1967 by Mrs. Ernestine Bass Hopkins in memory of her husband, James W. Hopkins, a 1923 graduate of Tulane Law School and professor at Tulane University. The endowment was suplemented by gifts from many friends and admirers and James Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in 1912 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Master of Arts degree in 1913 and taught both German and Mathematics in Tulane's College of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering between 1910 and 1923, when he received his LL.B. Between 1929 and 1946, Mr. Hopkins taught commercial law in the College of Commerce and Business Administration and in University College. Mr. Hopkins died in 1967. Mrs. Hopkins died in 2002, leaving an additional bequest which further supplemented the endowment of the Hopkins scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.
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