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ANNOUNCEMENT: Counseling And Recovery Ongoing Learning (CAROL) Scholarship Opportunities!!!

We are excited to announce the CAROL professional development scholarship opportunities for Nevada treatment providers, prevention specialists, peer/recovery coaches, and students!

These scholarships were developed in a partnership between the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) to encourage and support participation by Nevada professionals working in behavioral health, addiction treatment, and counseling programs, as well as current students and peer support specialists, to increase competence in the field of problem gambling.

CAROL scholarships were established in honor of Carol O’Hare in recognition of her decades of service as Executive Director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.

The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is facilitating the scholarship process, scholarship details are below, click to apply!

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Scholarship Details

A limited number of professional development scholarships will be available during the 2023-2024 academic calendar that will include:

  • Registration for up to four days at an in-person conference (3 scholarships available).  Eligible conferences include the Four Directions Conference (September 18-21, 2023) and the Focus on the Future Conference (April 29-May 2, 2024)
  • Registration for online webinar training (10 scholarships available).  Eligible webinar trainings include Winter 2024 (Jan 29-Feb 1, 2024)
  • Registration for online webinar training (3 scholarships available) “Introduction to Problem Gambling for Peer Recovery Support Specialists” and coverage of fee for subsequent Problem Gambling Endorsement. (Self-paced: register anytime through June 30, 2024.)
  • Airfare stipend up to $250 to attend in-person conferences.
  • Hotel stipend up to $175 per night, up to three nights, for any scholarship recipient who books their lodging in the ECPG room block for the specified training/conference.

Additional lodging costs, meals, incidentals, and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

CAROL Scholarship applicants MUST:

  • Be Nevada residents working in treatment, prevention, recovery, or public health in the behavioral health or mental health arenas, or who are working toward a degree, licensure, or certification in one of the above.
  • Complete the online CAROL scholarship application form.
    • CAROL applications for the Four Directions Conference MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 1, 2023.
    • CAROL applications for the Focus on the Future Conference MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1, 2024.
    • CAROL applications for eligible online webinars/trainings will be evaluated on a case-by-case and first-come-first-served basis.
  • Complete and upload the appropriate registration form with your scholarship application.
  • Applicants may only apply for scholarships for EITHER an in-person conference award OR an online webinar training award, but not both.  Individuals who apply for an in-person conference award but who are not awarded a scholarship are eligible to re-apply for an online webinar training.


CAROL Scholarship Recipients will be notified of their awards no later than 30 days prior to the conference registration deadline for the specified training/conference event.  Awardees must provide evidence of registration/travel/lodging receipts to be reimbursed for the related costs.

Continuing Education Units/Certification:

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by:

  • The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB)

Their workshops have also been approved for continuing education by:

  • Mental Health Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO)
  • American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD).


Contact Ted Hartwell at with any questions or for additional information.

Apply for a scholarship online: Apply Today!


Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling. The Council does not take a position for or against legal gambling.