JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Awards

Our 2022 college recipient Joseph Sexton (left) and high school recipient Crystal Widado (right) accepting the Student Voice of Mental Health Awards at our annual gala.

The Jed Foundation (JED) Student Voice of Mental Health Awards honor one undergraduate college student and one high school student doing outstanding work to raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, encourage their peers to reach out for help and support, and create a community of care on their campus in which mental health is valued and included as part of the conversation.

Award winners receive:

  • A $3,000 cash scholarship
  • A trip to New York City to receive the award at our annual gala on June 7, 2023 (COVID-19 regulations allowing)
  • Recognition on JED’s website and social media platforms
  • Ongoing opportunities to represent and work with JED


The 2023 Student Voice of Mental Health Awards application period begins January 31, 2023, and ends at 5 p.m. EST on March 1, 2023. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled high school juniors or seniors 16 years of age or older, or undergraduate college students based in the United States.

Scholarship Rules


Learn about our 2022 winners, Crystal Widado and Joseph Sexton

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