Community of Practice - Scholarships - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Community of Practice – Scholarships

 Applications Currently Closed

Each year the Community of Practice offers two scholarships for CoP members and community providers to further support professional development and build organizational capacity. The scholarship will reopen in the spring of 2024.

Marvin Freeman, Jr. Spirit of Compassion Scholarship

Marvin Freeman

Marvin Freeman, Jr. Spirit of Compassion Scholarship

In the summer of 2017, Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency (ECHSA) and the entire AmericaServes community lost team member, Marvin Freeman, Jr. In honor of 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 members of the National Community of Practice.

Congratulations to 2023 recipients Veterans Bridge Home and Veteran Services of the Carolinas who will each complete Peer Support Training and certification in Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitation.

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
  • 2022 Veterans Bridge Home: Nonprofit Team Management Certification Program

Janene McGee

Janene McGee Champion for Change Award

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 2023 recipient, Hero’s Bridge. This opportunity will allow for their Community Home Workers to complete the Battle Buddy certification.

Previous Awardees:

  • 2021 Catholic Charities of Charlotte: Trauma Informed Care Training
  • 2022 New York Council on Problem Gambling: Problem Gambling Conference