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Funding and Writing Prize Recipients


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

The Call for Applications for the 2024 awards cycle has CLOSED.
Please note the new application deadline date of February 7, 2024.

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.

TKoster’s Charitable Innovated Health Care Award

The TKoster’s Charitable Innovated Health Care Award was established by Teresa Koster to support efforts to provide quality health care for students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to student health centers and their staff for the development of innovative practices that improve access to quality health care for students. 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.

Stephan D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award

This award is sponsored by the Stephan D. Weiss Foundation and the Weiss Fund of the American College Health Foundation. It offers an award of $5,000 along with a commitment from the institution of an additional $5000 of actual funds or in-kind support of the award to the grantee to promote and improve the quality of mental health support for college students. The Weiss Award is intended to encourage student(s) to develop creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students through an innovative program which could be replicated at another college or university. This award will support program development that has the potential to demonstrate measurable success in student retention for those whose mental health problems might otherwise compromise the quality of their college experience and jeopardize the likelihood of their graduation. 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.