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FirstRisk Advisors Initiatives in College Mental/Behavioral Health Funding Opportunity

The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 school year is February 3, 2017. Award recipient will be announced at the 2017 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 30-June 3 in Austin, TX.


With growing national concerns regarding the prevalence and complexity of mental and behavioral health issues among college students and the negative impact these disorders have on the health and safety of higher education communities, student retention, student learning/academic progress, and the human potential of students, award sponsor FirstRisk Advisors, through the American College Health Foundation, is offering one annual $3,500 award.

The FirstRisk Advisors Initiatives in College Mental/Behavioral Health Award is designed to fund the development of creative initiatives that address prevention, early intervention, and treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders among students. The goal of these initiatives is to reduce the risk of mental and behavioral illness and injury among college students and to enhance both individual and community health as a strategy to support student learning. 

Award Proposal Materals

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Past Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipient

  • University South Carolina - “Your Mind Matters”
    Project Director: Jennifer Myers, Assistant Director, Campus Mental Health Initiatives