Each year, the Cooper Family Foundation awards the V.H. Cooper Scholarship.
The V.H. Cooper Scholarship was first presented in 1986 as a way for the Cooper family to continue recognizing Virgil Cooper’s generosity to the surrounding communities and organizations, especially those involving children and students.
The V.H. Cooper Scholarship has grown immensely from just a single scholarship in its inception.
“It started out as an ag scholarship, and we would give it to one person from Paulding High School each year. Then it grew to four, five or six scholarships per year.” said Dianne Cooper. “It has now opened up to anyone furthering their education from the schools near our locations.”