Todd Copeman Memorial Scholarship

In July 2015, Robin Honken established the Todd Copeman Memorial Scholarship as an annual scholarship fund with the Winona State University Foundation. This scholarship will benefit WSU students majoring in Computer Science, Mass Communication and/or Graphic Design.

Criteria

1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and in good standing at Winona State University (minimum of 12 credits per semester, Fall and Spring).
2. Each recipient must be an incoming freshman with a declared major of Computer Science, Mass Communication, and/or Graphic Design.
3. Preference will be given to students from Winona, Houston or Fillmore counties.
4. As part of the application process for this scholarship, the student must submit an essay describing the following:
a. Explain your future goals and career aspirations and what you hope to accomplish in your major.
b. Explain your financial need and why this scholarship will make a difference.

Biography/Motivation

Todd Copeman started at Winona State University as an Assistant Webmaster in May of 2009. He came during the middle of a large web redesign project. Todd’s creative mind and work ethic helped the team to a successful launch of the Web2010 website in January of 2010. Todd was a selfless individual who was always thinking about others, and he exemplified this on a daily basis. He employed numerous students who looked up to Todd as a mentor and role model. Outside of his family, movies, and music, Todd loved technology, and he truly enjoyed being able to showcase something new that he created. Todd created Winona State’s Blog presence, including but not limited to the President’s blog, http://president.winonastateu.com/, and Winona State’s News, http://winonastatenews.com/category/wsu-news/.

I feel that it would be fitting to provide scholarship opportunities in memory of Todd to students who are creative and have a passion for technology. I know with Todd’s giving nature, he would like nothing else than to give a gift to students and help them obtain their degree in a technology related field.

Donor
Robin & Michael Honken
Award
$500.00
Department
Computer Science Department, Incoming Freshman Scholarships, Mass Communications Department
Deadline
03/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay describing the following: a) Explain your future goals and career aspirations and what you hope to accomplish in your major, and b) Explain your financial need and why this scholarship will make a difference.