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Glenn Koons Certified Peer Specialist Scholarship

Glenn Koons with Marlee Maitlin on July 27, 2010 in Washington DC Photo description: Glenn Koons in Washington DC
Glenn Koons' personality and skills led him to become a Certified Peer Specialist who helped guide people through their mental health recovery journeys. Whether at work or with friends, he brought hope and smiles to people.

The Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association have committed to honoring Glenn through the creation of a scholarship to be awarded to a promising Pennsylvania candidate for Certified Peer Specialist training. This scholarship is awarded annually to someone who embraces similar traits as Glenn's, such as the ability to engage others, share life experiences in recovery, provide leadership, and teach others these skills.

Past Winners


2017 Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Glenn Koons Scholarship.

Glenn was a well-respected Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), who guided many people through mental health recovery before his untimely death in 2011. Whether at work or with friends, he brought hope and smiles to everyone who met him.

Each year, we award the $1,000 scholarship to a promising Pennsylvania candidate for CPS training who demonstrates the ability to engage people, share life experiences in recovery, provide leadership, and teach others these skills.

To Apply

Deadline for submitting applications is May 15, 2017.

Make a Donation

We rely on the financial support of individuals and organizations like you to make this annual scholarship possible. This year, please consider a gift. Your support will enable us to continue this tribute to a wonderful person, who guided the recovery of so many. And by giving to the scholarship, you’re helping to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of people in mental health recovery.

Online:

Make a donation online using PayPal:

By check:

Write a check payable to PA Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA) and mail to:

PMHCA
4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Attention: Glenn Koons Scholarship

All donors will receive recognition when the scholarship is awarded.

Meet Our Donors

Meet our donors. Thank you to our donors who have made this scholarship possible.

For more information, or if you have questions, contact:

Lynn Keltz, Executive Director
PA Mental Health Consumers' Association
4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-564-4930
lynn@pmhca.org

Sue Walther, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania
1414 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
717-346-0549
swalther@mhapa.org

The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.