SAME Atlanta Scholarships
For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, SAME Atlanta Post awarded two $5,000 scholarships in honor of Sy Liebmann and Al Rowe who were two long-term Post members. The recipients of this prestigious award were Joseph Bersson, a graduate of Roswell High School, and Samuel Watts, a graduate of Georgia Tech. Read more about these recipients here.
Please follow this link to read more about these two great men we are honoring through this scholarship.
2017-2018 Applications Now Being Accepted
SAME Atlanta Post is pleased to announce that we will be offering a minimum of one $2,500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This scholarship will be awarded to either a high school senior, a current undergraduate, or a graduate student pursuing an engineering, architecture, science, math or related degree at an accredited college or university. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 2, 2017. For more information, or to apply now, see the 2017 – 18 SAME Atlanta Post Scholarship Application. For more information about scholarships, please contact Steve Poole, P.E. (678-662-9331).
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Started in 2008, the SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta provides comprehensive curriculum of care, specifically tailored to meet the needs of service members who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a customized program that is tailored to the needs of the individual. Therapies include: physical, occupational, vocational, cognitive and psychological treatment. The program includes complimentary residential housing; life coaching; therapeutic recreation; legal and financial counseling; peer support and PTSD counseling. Thanks to the very generous donations of many, including the Wounded Warrior Program, but especially Bernie Marcus and the Marcus Foundation, the SHARE program is offered to those service members at no cost. The government (VA system) does not promote or support this program. It is funded and maintained through charitable donations of individuals and organizations.
Cost per person to go through this three month program is approximately $35,000. If a client has insurance, their insurance providers pay 38 cents of every dollar’s cost of care, on average. The Shepherd Center must raise $70,000 per month to keep the program running. With the rise of suicides in our returning service members (22 per day reported), SHARE is proud that it has a zero percent suicide rate among its graduates. Please help us spread the word about SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. For more information, Visit SHARE’s website for more informationwww.shepherd.org/share.
SAME Atlanta Post provides dinner once a month for the residents and staff of the SHARE program. 1-2 volunteers are need each month to assist in taking dinner and staying to eat with the residents and staff. This time with the residents will help them with socialization and re-engaging in social activities and as they adjust to having interaction with new people. Beth Harris is the point of contact for the Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative. If you have questions or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth via email or via mobile phone at 404-808-5067.