McKinney Emerging Leader Scholarships

Maxine McKinney Emerging Leader ScholarshipsNamed in honor of Maxine McKinney, who has served as our Executive Director for many years and retired in 2013, The Maxine McKinney Emerging Leader Scholarships are an opportunity for staff members to receive free registration for the annual training conference each spring.

The Scholarship Committee gives preference to those who are presenting a workshop at the conference and/or to those who showcase their leadership qualities and aspirations on the application. As the name Emerging Leaders implies, we are interested in encouraging leadership growth and development among our staff.

Winners will be announced March 10, 2017. 

2015 Recipients

 2015 Recipients
  • Shirley Wells – Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc.
  • Emily Perkins – New River Community Action
  • Fay Butcher – Skyline Community Action Program
  • Cindy Raymond - Scott County Public Schools Head Start
  • Maxine McKinney
  • Donna Hufnagle – Scott County Public Schools Head Start
  • Ann Fickes – Orange County Public Schools Head Start
  • Christine Austin - Orange County Public Schools Head Start
  • Missing from picture: Maya Vakas – The Campagna Center

2014 Recipients

2014 Recipients

  • Cindy Raymond – Scott County Public Schools Head Start
  • Chanda Madison – Western Tidewater EHS The Children’s Center
  • Laura McCall – Shenandoah Valley Consortium for Head Start
  • Michelle Johnson – Hanover Preschool Initiative
  • Sharon Jones - Western Tidewater EHS The Children’s Center
  • Sharon Palmer – Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc.
  • Tara Johnson – Scott County Public Schools Head Start