JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award is an annual award honoring an undergraduate college student who is raising awareness of mental health issues on campus, reducing prejudice around mental illness, and encouraging help-seeking among their peers.

This award is designed to encourage dialogue about mental health on campuses, reduce prejudice around emotional disorders, and raise visibility of the outstanding students who are tackling these issues at schools across the country.

The undergraduate college student selected for this award receives:

  • A $3,000 cash scholarship
  • Recognition on JED’s website
  • A trip to New York to accept the award at JED’s Annual Gala

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. Please check back soon to meet this year’s honoree.

Meet Our Past Honorees:

  • 2018
    Samuel Orley and Max Rothman, University of Michigan
    Read their story here
  • 2017
    Matthew Argame, California State University, Long Beach
    Read his story here
  • 2016
    Maggie Skoch Musso, University of Notre Dame
    Read her story here
  • 2015
    Sonia Doshi, University of Michigan
    Read her story here
  • 2014
    Margaret Kramer, University of South Carolina
    Read her story here
  • 2013
    Michael Kessler, The George Washington University
    Read his story here
  • 2012
    Lauren Ashley Tipton, Washington and Lee University
    Read her story here
  • 2011
    Kristen Stefureac, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2010
    Jenny  Liu, University of California Los Angeles
  • 2009
    Adam Taylor, Western Michigan University
  • 2008
    The Alive Campaign, Five students from Baylor University bicycle across the country for suicide prevention

This award was initially established in 2008 by Carol Ullman in honor of her son, Jerry Greenspan.