Janene McGee Champion for Change Award
In spring 2020, Mecklenburg County, the state of North Carolina, and the broader veteran community lost a fellow veteran and passionate advocate, Janene McGee. In addition to leading the county Veteran Services Office team, Janene also championed several collaboratives addressing homelessness and suicide prevention.
In honor of Janene’s incomparable spirit and advocacy for the military connected community, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families has created a scholarship to support professional development opportunities for AmericaServes providers.
In order to apply, you must submit the following two documents:
1. Completed application coversheet
2. Answer the following two (2) questions in essay format, not to exceed 1,000 words:
a. In honoring Janene’s unwavering commitment to veterans and their families— what does this mean to you as we work to coordinate care for veterans and their families and how does it apply to your work as a provider in the community?
b. How will this training improve your role as a provider serving the military connected community?
The scholarship application will be open February 1, 2022 and close at 5pm EST. on March 31, 2022. Please submit the completed application packet to Lyndsey Hodkinson, at Lhodkins@syr.edu. Scholarship awardees will be announced on April 22, 2022. Awardees will have until April 30, 2023 to use their scholarship.