Community of Practice – Scholarships

Each year the Community of Practice offers two scholarship opportunities for Coordination Centers and community providers to further support professional development and build organizational capacity.  Applications are currently closed.  The CoP will re-open the scholarship in the Spring of 2023.

Marvin Freeman

Marvin Freeman, Jr. Spirit of Compassion Scholarship

In the summer of 2017, Easter Carolina Human Services Agency (ESCHA) and the entire AmericaServes community lost team member, Marvin Freeman, Jr. In honor or Marvin’s compassion, positive spirit, and commitment to helping veterans through his work at the NCServes-Coastal coordination center, the Marvin Freeman, Jr. Spirit of Compassion Scholarship was created to support opportunities for Coordination Centers.

Congratulations to 2022 recipient, Veterans Bridge Home.  They’ll use the scholarship to attend a Nonprofit Team Management Certification Program focused on essential management skills needed to inspire and drive results.

Previous awardees

  • 2018 Onslow Community Outreach Homeless Shelter: SOAR Training
  • 2018 Legal Assistance of Western New York: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Annual Conference
  • 2020 ServingTogether: IDEO courses
  • 2020 Cohen Clinic: Effective Grant Proposal Writing Certificate
  • 2021 Veteran Services of the Carolinas: Motivational Interviewing

Janene McGee

Janene McGee Champion for Change Award

In spring 2020, Mecklenburg County, the state of North Carolina, and the broader veteran community lost fellow veteran and passionate advocate, Janene McGee. In additional to leading the county Veterans Services Office team, Janene also championed several collaboratives addressing homelessness and suicide prevention. In honor of Janene’s incomparable spirit and advocacy for the military-connected community, a scholarship was created to support community providers.

Congratulations to 2022 recipient, New York Council on Problem Gambling. The NYCGP will host a conference on the increased risk veterans have for developing problem gambling behavior so that veteran service organizations, peers, and loved ones can identify the warning signs of risky gambling behavior

Previous Awardees:

  • 2021 Catholic Charities of Charlotte: Trauma Informed Care Training

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