Our Charity. Our Community.
Hopkins High School Alumni Foundation was organized September 1994. The Foundation is comprised of alumni members and friends of Hopkins High School; all of whom are non-paid volunteers. We are a nonprofit organization, under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
A Green Level donation of just $50 will help provide scholarships for high school graduates who were descendants of students, faculty and staff who attended the school. Your name and donation level will be listed in the annual Alumni Foundation Award Ceremony Souvenir Program
A Golden Eagle Level donation of $500 will help provide scholarships for high school graduates who were descendants of students, faculty and staff who attended the school. Your name and donation level will be listed in the annual Alumni Foundation Award Ceremony Souvenir Program
A Scholarship Sponsor Level donation of $1000 or $1500 will help provide scholarships for high school graduates who were descendants of students, faculty and staff who attended the school. Your name and donation level will be listed in the annual Alumni Foundation Award Ceremony Souvenir Program
What We Do
- Perpetuate the name of Hopkins High School as an outstanding contributor to the Lower Richland Community.
- Honor former administrators, teachers, students and staff members.
- Award annual scholarships to high school graduates.
- Establish a reunion of all graduating classes and former students of Hopkins High School.
In September of 1994 a group of Hopkins High School graduates reunited to organize the Hopkins High School Alumni Foundation. What is remarkable about this is that Hopkins High School was merged into Lower Richland High School in 1971, so the group passionately clings to the memories of the alma mater that once flourished on the grounds of the Hopkins Middle School. From 1954 until 1971, the high school became a source of pride in the Lower Richland community under the leadership of principal Ulysses R. Barber, a Richland One Hall of Fame honoree. Former State Representative Joe E. Brown built upon that tradition of excellence at the school from 1959 to 1971 when it began the transformation into a junior high then later a middle school.
In September of each year since 1994, at our annual banquet, we will present several deserving students a one-time financial scholarship in the amount of $500 to $1,500.00. The winners are chosen for academic achievements, community services and personal references..
265 Scholarships Granted
Brick Walkway of Fame
We invite you to take part in our Walkway of Fame, the engraved brick paver program which provides the Hopkins High School family an opportunity to participate in preserving our heritage for future generations. The sale of brick pavers will help to support academic scholarships.
Become a Member Today
Anyone who attended Hopkins High School (whether you graduated or not) including faculty, staff, parent of students and friends is eligible to become a member of the Alumni Foundation.
We’ve Raised over $198,900
The Foundation is supported primary by raising funds from alumni, friends and community businesses. Our main goal is to raise monies for student scholarships. To date, the Foundation has awarded 265 scholarships totaling $198,900.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Support the Alumni Foundation by becoming a member, sponsoring a scholarship, or order a brick paver for the Walkway Hall of Fame. We sincerely express our appreciation for each donation which gives recognition to each individual, company or organization for supporting our community and investing in the futures of so many young leaders.