CCAPP Education has two scholarship funds to support SUD workforce education. The Norm Blacksher fund helps with tuition for students applying for the CCAPP Academy. The Dana Anderson fund helps professionals afford conference and workshop fees.

The Norm Blacksher CCAPP Academy

The CCAPP Academy will offer a limited number of scholarships (established to honor the memory of Norm Blacksher) to incoming new students. These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of a student statement in the form of an essay. 

Apply for the Norm Blacksher CCAPP Academy Scholarship

All potential students are encouraged to participate in this process.


Candidates should choose one of these two essay topics:
    1. Please tell us a little about yourself, why we should pick you for the scholarship, and if you had ever faced any discrimination or adversity.
    2. Please tell us about your career goals, what would you accomplish if awarded the scholarship, and your commitment to yourself to finish the program.


Two letters of recommendation from current or past instructors, employers, or recognized members of the alcohol and drug counselor fraternity who are familiar with the student need to be included with the application. You will need to upload a pdf or picture scan of these letters signed by the writer (we will not accept word files).


Complete the form below along with your essay no later than one month before the class enrollment date. See CCAPP Academy enrollment dates here.

Please type and double-space the essay and student statement. You may want to write it on your favorite word processor and then copy and paste it to the appropriate location on the application.

Norm Blacksher Scholarship Application
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
Street Address Line 2
List any of your special achievements you'd like us to know about
List any of your extracurricular activities, community involvement (volunteer work, etc.) and employment that you'd like us to know about

Maximum file size: 314.57MB

Must be a PDF or image file. No word processor files allowed.
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About Donations, Where & How They are used

Donations will go directly to the fund specifically donated to. All proceeds will be used for scholarships as specified by the fund. We do not take administrative costs from the fund except to cover costs incurred by our merchant service for credit processing fees (which are taken before we receive the funds).

About Norman L. Blachsher

Norm Blacksher, born on June 23, 1923, in Gainesville, Mo., passed away at home on December 2, 2009, after a long battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years, sons Norman D. of Seattle, and Steve of Colorado, and daughter Susan (Richard) Gredvig of Texas. He is also survived by stepdaughters Jane (Dick) Crable of Sacramento, Linda (Bret) Anderson of Santa Rosa, and Diane (Mark Sasway) Frederic of Manhattan Beach, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Norman is a veteran of World War II where he served with the 35th Fighter Control Squadron of the United States Army in New Guinea and in the Philippines; earning numerous combat medals. Following the War, he moved to the Bay Area and then Sacramento in 1958 as a manager with the Oroweat Baking Company. He later managed the automotive service center for both Sears and Wards in Sacramento. The passion of his life for the past 46 years has been his active involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous serving as a sponsor and mentor to numerous persons in their quest for a better life through sobriety. 

About Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson, age 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Fresno, CA. He was born on June 17, 1945, in Albany, CA, the son of Daniel and Norma Anderson. Dana graduated from the University of California, Davis, and McGeorge School of Law. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He loved his family and friends. He truly loved his work, and he loved his clients even more. He will be remembered for his generosity, humor, his booming voice, and infectious smile. He will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Robertson; children, Holly and TY Anderson, and Brandon and Bailey Robertson; grandchildren, Tairon and Kelsy Anderson, Ellie, Brixton, and Max Robertson; sisters, Claudia Bieber, and Martha and Penny Evans.