JED's Student Voice of Mental Health Award

JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award is an annual award honoring an undergraduate college student who is doing outstanding work  to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce prejudice around mental illness, and encourage help-seeking among their peers.

The undergraduate college student selected for this award receives:

  • A $3,000 cash scholarship
  • Recognition on JED’s website and social channels
  • Ongoing opportunities to represent and work with JED

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Student Voice of Mental Health Award! Please apply here by March 1.

Who Should Apply:

  • Students who are making an impact in young adult mental health
  • AND who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a university, liberal arts college, or community college (students at HBCUs and TCUs are strongly encouraged to apply)

How to Apply:

  • Beginning January 11, you’ll be able to access the application link.
  • Complete the short form.
  • Attach your personal statement and any supplementary materials.
  • Hit submit!

What to Expect After Applying:

  • After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days.
  • We will reach out to top applicants in early April for a short video submission. Applicants will be given 1 week to submit their videos.
  • The honoree and runners-up will be notified in early May, and public announcements will take place later that month.

We are committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion. We welcome students of all experiences and backgrounds to apply, and we are taking additional steps this year to ensure equity in our review and selection process.

Meet our past honorees here.