About the Scholarship

The Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award is organized by Jed Foundation, an NPO that encourages mental healthiness and discourages suicide among the youth.

The Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award helps in raising awareness and improves the response of society against mental disorders. It is an essay-writing competition, rewarding the individuals that help in improving the society, one step at a time.


How to Apply?

The students applying for the Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award need to submit a self-written essay on their contribution to the improvement and soundness of mental-health through their work. Additional photos, videos, or other supportive documents are acceptable.

The essay must be a Word document of 1000 words. 


Scholarship Amount

The Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award provides one non-renewable scholarship of $3000 each year. In addition to the monetary award, the scholarship winner will also receive a trip to Jed Foundation's annual gala in New York, along with Jed Foundation's recognition.


Deadline Information

The last date to submit the essay for the Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award is on March 1, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

The candidates eligible for the Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award 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.
  • enrolled in an international or a U.S. educational institution, on a full- or part-time basis.
  • 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.

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