Outstanding lifetime achievement and excellence by a veteran in exemplifying selfless service
Outstanding achievement and excellence by a veteran in providing aid and opportunities to other veterans
Outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans by a government employee
Outstanding achievement and excellence in portraying the veteran experience through the arts, film or literature (director, writer, etc.)
Outstanding service and support to veterans by a private citizen
MEDICAL & SCIENCE
Outstanding service to veterans by a member of the medical or scientific community
Outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and services to veterans by a company or organization
Outstanding achievement and excellence in providing care to veterans
Outstanding achievement and excellence in supporting and giving back to veterans by a performer
Outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and services to veterans by a not-for-profit company or organization
The Lincoln Awards will accept nominations from the public starting on May 22, 2015. After a general screening for completeness and appropriateness, the Syracuse Institute for Veterans and the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families will review all of the nominations and forward several finalists in each category to the Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee will rank the finalists in each category according to the significance and impact of their accomplishments, as well as their positive influence in the lives of Veterans and the Military Family. The highest ranking nominee in each category will receive a 2016 Lincoln Award.
* The selection process for The Lincoln Awards was modeled after the Partnership for Public Service’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.