The Jerry Greenspan 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. It was established in 2008 through a contribution made by Carol Ullman and the late Joseph Greenspan, in memory of their son, Jerry Greenspan.

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 attend JED’s Annual Gala

Congratulations to Our 2017 Honoree, Matthew Argame! Click here to learn about Matthew and his outstanding efforts on his campus.

Congratulations to Our Past Honorees!

  • 2016
    Maggie Skoch, 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