Marla Becker Scholarship

To honor the NNHVIP founder, the Steering Committee created the Marla Becker Scholarship in 2011 as an opportunity for new or emerging hospital-based violence intervention program to receive technical assistance. Scholarship winners receive financial support to receive a 2-day on-site training visit at an established NNHVIP member program. The dedicated training and technical assistance opportunity allows new and emerging programs to see an established program in action to receive assistance targeted to their needs.


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Important Dates – 2018-2019 Cycle

September 14, 2018: Application Process Begins

December 31, 2018: Last Day to Submit an Application

March 15, 2019: Scholarship Winners are Notified

August 31, 2019: Technical Assistance Must be Completed

Who is Eligible?

  • Hospital-based or hospital-linked programs that provide violence prevention/intervention services to violently injured patients, including new programs in development or former programs in the reestablishment process.
  • Programs whose initial client referrals are based on the treatment for violent injury
  • Programs whose initial contact with the client take place in the hospital when possible
  • Programs operated by a hospital, a community-based non-profit and/or a government entity are eligible.

Judging Criteria

Scholarship applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Applying program shows promise in its approach to fulfilling violence prevention/intervention needs
  • Need for hospital-based intervention in applicant’s area: The applicant expresses clear need for a program based on high rates of violence and violent trauma received in their emergency department.
  • Requested technical assistance is feasible and specific: The applicant has requested technical assistance that shows a good understanding of their program’s need and can be provided by the trainer program.
  • Trainer program is available to provide technical assistance: Each applicant will request to train with a specific steering committee member program. The program requested must be available to provide training to the applicant.

Technical Assistance

NNHVIP offers technical assistance on a wide variety of topics related to starting, operating, expanding, and enhancing hospital-based violence intervention efforts. Potential areas can be found here but are not limited to this list.

Technical assistance must be completed by August 31st of the award year. Additionally, recipients must participate in the selection process for the following year’s winner.

For more information, please visit the membership list and resources available on the NNHVIP website.




About Marla Becker

Marla Becker, MPH was the first National Director of NNHVIP and worked in the field of violence prevention for 13 years at Youth ALIVE!, a non-profit dedicated to preventing youth violence and developing youth leaders in Oakland, CA. Marla’s published work includes two evaluations of the Caught in the Crossfire program and co-authoring Violence is Preventable: A Best Practices Guide for Launching & Sustaining a Hospital-based Program to Break the Cycle of Violence.

The Marla Becker Scholarship is funded by donations from NNHVIP members like you. Our shared purpose as a Network is to strengthen existing programs and help develop similar programs in communities across the country.

You can help us do that by making a donation to the Marla Becker Scholarship fund online by clicking here (PayPal membership NOT required) or by sending a check made out to “Youth ALIVE!” with “Marla Scholarship” in the memo to:


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