A scholarship at the right time in life can be the key to a person’s successful achievement of dreams. The DeKalb Medical Foundation offers three scholarship funds that are designed to help people in our community succeed.
Audrey and Jack Morgan have been lifelong supporters of the tremendous needs present in the healthcare community. In an effort to make a difference in human suffering, they have established a scholarship to enable individuals employed at DeKalb Medical to pursue additional educational opportunities, which will make it possible for them to enhance their skills and contributions to our community.
These scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year to individuals who have a passion to make a greater contribution in the lives of people who are in need of compassionate care. The amount of each scholarship will vary depending on the type of education the applicant is seeking. Each study program selected must be offered at an accredited institution or it should provide a type of accreditation recognized in the hiring practices at Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital or Emory Long-Term Acute Care.
W. Mark Coppage, M.D. died on March 3, 1989, in an automobile accident in Florida. Although the years have continued to roll by, the DeKalb Medical community in which he practiced, and to which he gave so much of his energy and spirit, still keenly feels his absence. The difference that Dr. Coppage made in this community is legendary. He 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.
An anonymous donor established the Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship Fund to sustain his memory and the remarkable principles for which he stood. Since this scholarship was established in 1993, 145 scholarships have been given totaling over $360,000. This scholarship program is open to individuals who represent some of those outstanding human qualities for which Dr. Coppage was so well known.