Weiss Writing Prize

The Call for Applications for the 2024 awards cycle has CLOSED.
Submit an application by February 7, 2024.

The Weiss Writing Prize was established in December 2010 to support efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care for college students. The prize is supported by the Stephan D. Weiss, PhD Mental Health Fund for Higher Education, which seeks to encourage the development of creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students. 

The Weiss Writing Prize will be awarded to the lead author of a pivotal publication in college mental health. American College Health Association institutional or individual members are eligible to apply. 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.

The next Weiss Writing Prize ($1,500) will be presented during the ACHA Annual Meeting. 

Weiss Writing Prize Guidelines

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Past Funding and Writing Prize Recipients