Dr. Linda Spooner, JD., MD., Resilience Scholarship


Introducing the Dr. Linda Spooner, JD., MD., Resilience Scholarship (LSRS) Grant Award!  Our beloved Dr. Linda Spooner (March 31, 1950 – July 12, 2018), Executive Officer Board Vice Chair was the epitome of resilience, a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician who had a successful career encompassing academic and hospital medicine, private practice and executive leadership in a large health system for more than twenty years.  She served as an independent consultant to a host of hospitals across the country regarding quality issues and compliance with Medicare regulations and operating requirements.  An accomplished evidence-based leadership coach, Dr. Spooner concentrated on leadership development, enhancing resilience, health and wellness coaching.  Her wellness coaching interests particularly embrace a wide spectrum - women’s health, LGBTQ health, nutrition and stress reduction to achieve optimal health.

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CLICK HERE to see Dr. Spooner's  powerful speech at the  2013 Mautner Project  


Mission Statement

The Linda Spooner, JD, MD Resilience Scholarship seeks to increase awareness of what resilience means and what an important quality it is to cultivate throughout our lives. The scholarship is intended to award students and adults who have been affected by bullying, and who have used resilience to survive, overcome and thrive.

Vision Statement

The Scholarship is awarded to individuals who represent the concept and practice of resilience through the examples they set for others. Applicants may utilize resilience to overcome bullying through personal example, education, or leadership development. Candidates may have experienced bullying directly, or helped someone else by lending their strength and resilience to someone who needed it.

How to Apply

FSP Against Bullying seeks to fund anti-bulling initiatives whether in communities or schools everywhere. You may apply for a grant by filling out this very short online application FORM and submitting it along with a short essay, audio or video.  Individuals who meet the categories described below are all encouraged to apply!

Grant Awards range from $250-$500

Submission Categories

Four (4) Categories:

  1. Elementary School – Grades 5-8
  2. High School – Grades 9-12
  3. College or Vocational School
  4. Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Community Partners

Download Application | Instructions Here