Susan Shearouse Scholarship

Susan Shearouse Training Scholarship

Upon her retirement in 2013, NVMS launched the Susan Shearouse Training Scholarship in honor of her work and dedication to a more peaceful community.

The scholarship awards financial assistance to individuals who share Susan’s vision and enthusiasm for helping people resolve their differences in a collaborative way. Without your help, these talented individuals would not be able to take advantage of NVMS’s exceptional skill-building workshops.

Susan Shearouse is one of the founding members of NVMS. She is a recognized leader and inspiration to all of those she has trained, coached, and collaborated with throughout her career. Along with being an NVMS senior trainer and supporter, Shearouse has served in positions with a variety of Conflict Resolution organizations such as National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), and the Georgetown University’s MBA program. She served for 10 years on the Advisory Board of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and is a Board Member of the Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy. She is the author of Conflict 101: A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Problems so that Everyone Can Get Back to Work. Her career speaks volumes of her commitment to advancing the field and her passion for helping people learn to address conflict in a constructive way.

Scholarship Information

Deadline: 5pm Eastern, April 10

Scholarship Application

Courses Available for Scholarship

One scholarship per year will cover the full-tuition cost of the Mediation Skills and Process course.

Scholarship Supporters 

Thank you to all those who donated to the Susan Shearouse Scholarship!

Sam Jackson

Megan Johnston

Kathryn & Kevin McCarty

Jim & Sandy Meditz

Michelle Mock

Julia Morelli

Joan Packer

Bob Randolph

Susan Shearouse

Izabela Solosi

Ben Jacewicz

Leila Peterson

Diane Lipsey

Dick Cocozza

Bill Potapchuck

Chuck Appleby

Marsha & Darrell Blakeway

Marge & John Bleiweis

Tom Colosi

Stan Corey

Jeannette & Dan Twomey

Chris Whitman

Wolf Run Foundation

Frameworks for Agreement

Catherine Garcia Patterson

Mandy Sarkissian

Marcia Abbo

Nilda Godwin

Dave Gerber


Diana Davidson

Jim Dillard

Kevin Dillon

Mary Downey

Bill Casey

Frank Blechman

Brenda Gardiner

Lyn & Myron Hanke

Ramona Buck

Linda Baron

Alice Curtis

Karen Cotter

Tommie Monez

A very special thanks is extended to Susan Shearouse for inspiring thousands of NVMS community members including trainees, colleagues and staff over the years and for her enthusiasm and support for this Scholarship initiative.