Applications are being accepted for the Richard Pruss Professional Development Scholarship. This Scholarship, awarded annually to direct-service staff in order to assist in further their education, will make a profound difference and will support the professional development of talented individuals who work in the SUD field. Each Scholarship award will be given at the TCA Fall Reception on Thursday, Sept. 15, and will be provided on the basis of need and qualification. TCA asks that all of our members consider nominating someone who you feel is deserving of this opportunity. For questions or more information about the scholarship, please contact Pat Clay.
NOMINATION GUIDELINES NOMINATION FORM Richard Pruss had a long history of service and was a pioneer in the field. Richard began his mission in the mid-60s and dedicated his life to Samaritan Village, where he saved the lives of thousands of individuals over his long and impressive career. He stepped down as President and CEO of Samaritan Village in 2008, serving as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors until December 2017. Richard served as President of Treatment Communities of America (TCA) from 1980-1984 and remained active as a TCA Board Member until his passing in July 2018. The Richard Pruss Professional Development Scholarship was created to honor the work and legacy of Richard Pruss to the SUD field.