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Scholars and Fellows


The Cohen Veterans Network is advancing the field of veteran’s mental health by cultivating a generation of clinicians across professional disciplines. The CVN Scholars Program provides stipends for graduate students pursuing professional careers in support of mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members, and military families. The Cohen Fellows are former MSW students who have access to advanced training, specialty supervision, and tailored exposure to post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members, and military families while gaining their clinical hours for licensure. Participants in the programs will have unique opportunities to participate in field training and military-related mental health care training.


Through early engagement of motivated learners, CVN aims to assist our scholars in becoming professionals and leaders in the field of military mental health.

In an effort to generate a pipeline of highly-trained students who can enter the clinical field ready to serve, we make every effort to offer opportunities for graduating scholars who chose to continue to professionally serve veterans, active duty, and their families at a Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic.

Aim of the Program

Via CVN Scholars, the network is invested in creating early education and career development opportunities for clinical graduate students committed to improving access to evidence-based care for our clients. The goal of the Cohen Fellows program is to provide valuable training and supervision opportunities to maters level social workers working towards their independent licensure.

Who can be Scholars

CVN currently offers both clinic-based and school-based Scholar opportunities. CVN Scholars can be drawn from the following clinical disciplines:  Social work, psychology, and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Scholar stipends are reserved for graduate students in their advanced training year. Others who can be scholars: MSW students in their second-year field placement, LPC and MFT trainees in their second-year practicum, PNP proctorships.

About the Cohen Fellows

Fellows are individuals who have completed a clinical social work internship at a CVN clinic.  They are nominated to apply for the fellowship by their clinic directors. Cohen Fellows will go through a rigorous application process.

For more information about our clinic-based CVN Scholars or Cohen Fellows opportunities please contact Below are three 2020 Cohen Fellows.