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Annual Nursing Scholarship Accepting Applications at DeKalb Medical

September 01, 2016

For Immediate Release

The DeKalb Medical Foundation opens the 2016 Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship submission process. Students actively enrolled in a nursing program for initial licensure are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a letter addressing three key points: why they are interested in becoming a nurse, how their commitment to volunteering has made a difference in their community and who inspired their life and why.

Dr. W. Mark Coppage gave without boundary of his time, talent, resources and love. Each person who touched his life felt enriched and inspired. The years have not dimmed his remarkable impact or erased the void created by his untimely death in 1989.

“This scholarship gives us an opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. Coppage as a member of the DeKalb community,” says Ty Tippett, Vice President of the Foundation.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 21, 2016. To access the Coppage Scholarship application, click here.


About DeKalb Medical Foundation

The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $33 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.

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