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Student Travel Funding Opportunity

The deadline for 2019-2020 applications has passed. Check back again in Fall of 2019 for the next awards cycle.


The American College Health Foundation, through the Murray DeArmond Student Activity Fund, will offer funding to partially offset hotel and travel expenses for one or more students to attend the ACHA Annual Meeting. Funding decisions will be made by the ACHF Board of Directors in conjunction with the ACHA Student/Consumers Section.

Funding will be open to student applicants from ACHA Member Institutions who have demonstrated a significant career interest in college health and who have made a positive difference on their campus by serving as a peer health educator or in a leadership position on a student health advisory board, or who have (or will have) a leadership role in the ACHA Student/Consumers Section. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the highest level of commitment and benefit to the field and/or continuity in effective student consumer leadership. Applicants will be encouraged to apply for ACHF Student Scholarships to cover meeting registration costs. Applicants will also be responsible for any remaining travel expenses not covered by the ACHF funding opportunity and will be required to submit proof of the availability of these funds.

Post-meeting requirements for award recipients will include the following:

  • Make a brief presentation to the ACHF Board during their annual business meeting at the ACHA Annual Meeting attended by the student winner.
  • Provide a written evaluation of the winner’s annual meeting experience that could be published in Action, on the ACHF webpage or in other publications.
  • Become involved in a health center project on their campus following the meeting.

Funding Proposal Materials

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Past Funding Recipients

2019 Funding Recipients:

Leah Adent, The University of New Mexico 
Carmen Ayes, Lipscomb University 
Brenna Fitzmaurice, Montclair State University 
Amanda Larsen, Wayne State University

2018 Funding Recipients:

Samantha Clark, Montana State University-Bozeman
Amy Gatto, University of South Florida-Tampa 
Keriann Granato, Western Kentucky University
Dolores Mancha, California State University-San Bernardino
Isabella Parise, Tulane University
Charlotte Pillow, University of Rochester
Gregor Rafal, University of South Florida-Tampa

2017 Funding Recipients:

Stacey Griner, University South Florida
Krystalyn Martin, University of Rochester
Morgan Travis, North Carolina State University

2016 Funding Recipients:

Tristan Ford, University of Rochester

2015 Funding Recipients:

Rebecca Bergman, University of Rochester
Justin Zeien, Arizona State University
Loraine Wilson, Kansas State University
Taegan Shields, University North Dakota