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Funding and Writing Prize Recipients

This year, ACHF, through the Murray DeArmond Student Activity Fund and the Kathy Mac Nurse Scholar Fund, is offering financial support to help cover registration costs for the upcoming 2021 ACHA Virtual Meeting. While these awards typically cover travel costs to attend the Annual Meeting in person, this year they will cover registration costs due to the virtual meeting format. See the Student Travel Funding Opportunity and the Kathy Mac Nurse Scholar Travel Funding Opportunity below for more details. All other funding opportunities remain closed until further notice. 

The deadline to apply is April 9, 2021. Recipients will be notified by April 23.

Funding Guidelines

Funding decisions for specific projects or annual meeting sponsorships will be made by the American College Health Foundation Board of Directors, in collaboration with the executive director of the American College Health Association.

For information on all ACHF funding opportunities, download the Funding Guidelines below. If applying for a specific ACHF Funding Opportunity, click on the listing below.
Funding Application Guidelines [pdf]  or  Funding Application Guidelines [Rich Text]

ACHF Funding Opportunities

ACHF Student Travel Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide partial funding support for travel and hotel expenses for one or more students to travel to the ACHA Annual Meeting. Click for more information.

FirstRisk Advisors Initiatives in College Mental/Behavioral Health Funding Opportunity

ACHF is offering a $3,500 funding opportunity in conjunction with FirstRisk Advisors to support 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. Click for more information.

Kathy Mac Nurse Scholar Travel Funding Opportunity

ACHF, through the Kathy Mac Scholar Fund, will offer funding to partially offset meeting registration, hotel, and travel expenses for one nurse or nurse practitioner, who has never been to an ACHA meeting, to attend the ACHA Annual Meeting. Click for more information.

Weiss Writing Prize

The Weiss Writing Prize will be awarded to the lead author of a pivotal publication in college mental health. The winning article should demonstrate a successful student retention program for those with mental health issues. The program will provide creative, innovative solutions that could be implemented on other campuses. Preference will be given to articles published in the Journal of American College Health (JACH). Click for more information.

ACHF College Well-Being Funding Opportunity

The purpose of the ACHF College Well-Being Award Funding Opportunity is to offer up to two $3,500 awards to one or more institutions of higher education to create or improve underlying campus infrastructure (e.g., networks, resources, tools, structures, coalition-building) in a manner that raises the well-being of students as evidenced through creative programming and outcomes research initiatives. Click for more information.