The family of the late Edward "Eddie" Dopkin, the late Baltimore restaurateur best known for the Miss Shirley's group of restaurants, has established a scholarship in his memory.
The annual scholarship, titled the "Eddie Dopkin's First Course Award Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality," will award $5,000 to a student at the Stratford University Baltimore Campus.
Dopkin, who died in October 2013 at age 61, was known for his both his entrepreneurial acumen and for taking leadership roles in the restaurant industry. Dopkin, in addition to running successful restaurants like Miss Shirley's and S'ghetti Eddies, was the co-owner of Classic Catering People, his family's catering business.
The scholarship will be administered by Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation on behalf of the Dopkin family. Information about the scholarship and an application is on the restaurant association's website, ramef.org.