Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Jed Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
  3. Must be enrolled on a full- or part-time basis.
  4. Must be working to raise awareness of mental health issues. The student must be conducting efforts to: create and/or lead campus programs or events that decrease stigma regarding mental health issues or encourage help-seeking; share a personal story about dealing with a mental health issue or helping a friend with an emotional problem; or work to improve campus policies, programs and services.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who are working to raise awareness of mental health issues. Students must submit an essay detailing their efforts.

Application requirements for the Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Optional media content
Additional Information: This award is designed to encourage dialogue about mental health on campuses and reduction of stigma around emotional disorders, and to raise visibility of the amazing people who are tackling these issues at schools across the country. Entries will be judged on the merits of the student's efforts, and on the creative use of the video format. The judging panel will include a mental health expert, a television/film professional, a campus professional and individuals with a personal connection to mental health or suicide.

Award Amount: The winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize. He/she will also receive: recognition through the Jed Foundation's website and events; and a trip to New York to attend the Jed Foundation's annual gala in June.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available online on the Jed Foundation website. As part of the completed online application, the student must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less that describes in detail the work he/she does and how it contributes to reducing the stigma around mental health, encourages help seeking, or promotes the cause of mental health awareness. The essay must be uploaded as a Word document. The student may also submit any relevant photos, videos, promotional materials or other media content that details his/her work.
Contact: Anita Schillhorn van Veen
Address: 220 Fifth Ave. 9th Floor New York, New York 10001

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