Alaska Quaternary Center

373 Reichardt Building
900 Yukon Dr.
PO Box 75-5940
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5940

Phone: (907) 474-5433
Fax: (907) 474-5101
E-mail: mjwooller@alaska.edu


David and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship

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In honor of David and Rachel Hopkins, this fellowship supports students conducting interdisciplinary research focusing on the Quaternary of Beringia or the North Pacific Rim.

David M. Hopkins

Throughout his long career with the United States Geological Survey and, subsequently, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, David M. Hopkins (1922-2001) conducted field work in remote regions of Alaska. His descriptions and interpretations remain crucial to understanding the state's geology and geologic history. Dave was also a gifted instructor and early champion of interdisciplinary research. His work revolutionized perceptions of the Bering Land Bridge as a migration corridor and laid the groundwork for paleoecological reconstructions of the Beringian subcontinent. His wife, Rachel, shares his love of the natural world and strongly supported his scientific endeavors.

As a tribute to their contributions, the David and Rachel Hopkins Scholarship is awarded to a UAF, UAA, or UAS graduate student conducting interdisciplinary Quaternary research in or on Beringia or the greater North Pacific Rim.

Fellowships are offered to students each academic year.

Contributions to the David and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship:

The UAF office of Advancement Services manages the AQC funds. Unless otherwise specified, donations will be automatically added to the fund principle.


Contributions payable to the David and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship may be sent to:

Advancement Services
4001 Geist Rd., Suite 6
PO Box 75-7530
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7530