2018 Mark Emerson Memorial Student Scholarship
The Mark Emerson Memorial Student Scholarship was established to recognize a dedicated advocate in the field of substance use disorders. Mark Emerson was a certified drug and alcohol counselor who had a passion for helping others, regardless of their need. He was also a devoted son, husband and father. Mark loved to teach, covering substance use disorder treatments, substance abuse prevention and business management courses at Boise State, Northwest Nazarene and George Fox Universities. He also delivered presentations at countless conferences, institutes and community events. He had a gift for using humor to engage students as he explained concepts and fostered the development of skills. The world has lost a great crusader for those whose burdens are heavy.
Starting in 2014, the ICADD Foundation began awarding annually one Mark Emerson Memorial Student Scholarship to support registration and a $500 stipend for a student to attend the Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency. Preference will be given to a student from a rural and/or under-served area of Idaho. The stipend will be paid after receipt of a stamped CEU form from the event, showing full attendance of the event.