COL Janice Mano Lehman Memorial Scholarship

Colonel Janice Lehman

Chief, Department of Nursing,
Madigan Army Medical Center

22 November 1963 – 11 March 2012

Madigan Foundation provides the administrative support for this nursing scholarship program, which was initiated by the Mano-Lehman family as a memorial to their beloved daughter, sister, wife, colleague, and friend. The Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Janice’s passion for healing, education, and patient-centered care. The scholarship will be awarded annually to promising nurses and/or nursing students who demonstrate exceptional ability to lead and to serve with compassion.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Active duty or DAC staff assigned to MAMC
  • Accepted and prepared to attend an accredited nursing school (if applicable)

Use of Scholarship:

  • To attend an accredited nursing school in order to begin their nursing career
  • To attend an accredited nursing school in order to obtain an advanced degree in a clinical specialty or nursing leadership (ie. MSN, ARNP, etc)
  • To attend an annual professional conference in a nursing specialty or leadership (i.e. AORN, CCRN, Nursing Congress, etc)
  • To promote individual research and/or innovation in changing nursing practice through a poster /podium presentation or speaker at a professional conference

Specific Information:
The Scholarship may be awarded for up to $2,500. The application packet must be completed and submitted via e-mail received by April 19, 2024. The Selection Committee will review all applicants and notify them of the results. 

As a Registered Nurse, Colonel Lehman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University/Intercollegiate Center for Nursing. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She is a resident graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Other military assignments include staff nurse Medical-Surgical Unit and Emergency Room, Fort Dix, New Jersey; staff nurse Emergency Room 121 Evacuation Hospital, Yongson Korea; 8th Evacuation Hospital Fort Ord, California; and 18th MASH, Fort Lewis; Head Nurse Emergency Medical Treatment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Honduras; ROTC Brigade Nurse, 1st Brigade, Cadet Command, Fort Lewis; Head nurse Medical-Telemetry Unit and Nurse Educator at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. At Madigan, previous positions include hospital Bed Manager, Chief of Ambulatory Care Nursing, and Chief of Clinical Nursing Service.

Colonel Lehman’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer’s Basic and Advance Course, the Combined Arms Staff Services School, the Combat Casualty Care Course, Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Course, Medical Effects of Nuclear Weapons Course, US Army Airborne School, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Head Nurse and Advanced Nursing Leadership Courses, the Command and General Staff Course, and the AMEDD Executive Leadership Course.

Her awards and recognition include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Services Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), the Parachutist Badge, and a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit Medallion. She was also recognized for Excellence in Nursing Research at George Mason University.

Colonel Lehman loved being a Soldier… physically fit, professionally educated, and passionate about her mission to serve our Soldiers and their families.

“There is nothing more rewarding than to provide the best nursing care to Soldiers… Active, Retired, and Veterans… they have each sacrificed so much in service to our country.” These comments were offered by Colonel Lehman as she returned to her Alma Mater in 2010 to address newly commissioned officers. Her advice to Army leaders was “Take care of yourself… physically, mentally, and spiritually. Also take care of your Soldiers… each one is unique… ensure they receive the care needed… make a powerful difference in a Soldier’s life.” Colonel Lehman followed this advice every day of her career as an ANC officer. 
Colonel Lehman’s legacy was being a Soldier who tried to do her duty as God gave her the light to see that duty.“ If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people; people whose love for life is even greater.” Colonel Lehman was beloved by all and lived for family, friends, and Soldiers.