About Glenn

Glenn Koons

Glenn Koons’ personality and skills led him to become a Certified Peer Specialist. He helped guide people through their mental health recovery journeys and loved being a source of support and encouragement for others. Whether at work or with friends, he brought hope and smiles to everyone he encountered.

About the Glenn Koons Scholarship

After Glenn’s death in 2011, MHAPA and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) partnered to honor Glenn through the creation of an annual scholarship for Certified Peer Specialist training. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a promising Pennsylvania candidate who demonstrates the ability to engage people, share life experiences in recovery, provide leadership, and teach others these skills.

Application Information 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship. If you’d like to be notified when we begin accepting applications for 2018, please sign up to receive alerts from us.

To Donate

We are grateful for the donors (listed here) who helped make this scholarship a reality. If you would like to support someone training to be a Certified Peer Specialist, please send your donation to PMHCA at the address below. All donors will receive recognition when the next scholarship is awarded.

Attention: Glenn Koons Scholarship
4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Make checks payable to “Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association.”

Or make a donation online using PMHCA’s PayPal account by clicking here.


2017: Dontae George Myers, Johnstown, PA. Read about Donte.
2016: Diane F. White. Read about Diane.
2015: Kellyanne Strouse, Souderton, PA. Read about Kellyanne.
2014: Jeff Apsche, Doylestown, PA. Read about Jeff.
2013: Lynn Kelly, Connellsville, PA. Read about Lynn.
2012 (inaugural year): Demi Anne Dennis, Kingston, PA. Read about Demi.