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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.

The date for accepting applications for this year's scholarship has passed. Announcement of the 2017 winner will be made during the PMHCA Annual Meeting on June 27. Applicants will be notified approximately two weeks before the Annual Meeting. Information about the Annual Meeting will be published in June.

2017 Scholarship: And the Winner is ....

Recovery Through Peer Support: Meet Dontae George Myers, Glenn Koons Scholarship Recipient

Cambria County resident, Dontae George Myers was a young 29 when he lost his mom. Still grieving over his parents’ separation years before and emotionally raw from five years of caring for his ill mother, Dontae went into a tailspin after her death. He was hospitalized and then spent time in rehab for co-occurring disorder.

Although Dontae came out of the hospital and rehab with tools to manage his mental health, he credits peer support and the community he found at the Peer Empowerment Network (PEN) Drop In Center in Johnstown, PA, with setting him on a solid path to recovery and leading him to pursue certification in peer support. Read Dontae's story.

Past Winners

Make a Donation

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


Make a donation online using PayPal:

By check:

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

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

Sue Walther, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania
1414 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

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.