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Announcing the Brooke Hopkins Memorial Scholarship in English Literature

About Professor Hopkins

Roger Brooke Hopkins, born in Baltimore, was educated at the Gilman School, Hotchkiss, and Harvard University, where he also taught for five years. His academic training included a year on fellowship at Oxford. He began teaching at the University of Utah in 1975. He won the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, was University Professor, and served as the Chair of the English Department. He was an energetic outdoorsman and an intrepid world traveler. Shortly after he retired in 2008, he was injured in a double-bike accident that left him paralyzed. He continued to teach in the OSHER program for adult students, offering courses from the Iliad to Moby Dick before the time of his death.


About the Scholarship

The Brooke Hopkins Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving undergraduate student studying in the English Department at the University of Utah. Selection criteria will include academic excellence, and a demonstrated passion for literature.


How to Donate

Donations to the scholarship endowment are welcome and profoundly appreciated. Donations can be made online, via telephone, or mailed directly to the College of Humanities:

Online Donations: Click Here
Please select "in memory of" and enter Brooke Hopkins' name in the "Honoree's name" field.

College of Humanities

Attn: Heidi Camp

255 South Central Campus Drive Room 2100

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Telephone: call 801.581.6214, attn. Marjo Burdette

For more information, or to make a donation directly, call 801.581.6214, attn. Marjo Burdette



Last Updated: 6/1/21