Aetna Student Health Award
The purpose of the Aetna Student Health Award is to provide a $5,000 award that will support the creation of novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues specifically related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.
Using dimensions of wellness, the project must demonstrate a creative evidence-based approach to facilitate student retention and well-being. The project should be creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the health enhancement of college students who participate in it.
Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association Individual Members or employed at an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an Individual Member but is employed at a Member Institution, the institution’s representative individual member (RMI) must also sign the application. An ACHA Membership Number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.
The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 school year is January 31, 2015. All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date. Award recipient(s) will be announced at the 2015 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 26-30 in Orlando, Florida.
Award Proposal Guidelines
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- Download Award Guidelines and Application in PDF format [pdf]
- Download Award Guidelines and Application in Rich Text format [Rich text, .rtf]
Past Award Recipients
2014 Award Winners:
- 2014 Aetna Student Health Award: West Virginia University,
Colleen Harshbarger, MS, Project Director
Project Title: "Enhancing Student Well Being at West Virginia University"