Awards Programs

The MCF recognizes young leaders and insight generators in the field of student health and wellness. We recognize and engage mid-career leaders, and young adults; and award individuals and teams that have the potential to produce important insights and impacts on topics related to college student health and wellness.

Young Voices Awards
The MCF Young Voices Award is given to young people who can articulate an interesting perspective on a topic related to the health and wellness of their peers. The Foundation recognizes four Young Voices each year and provides them with a cash award. The MCF then works each awardee to craft a relevant article that can be published in an upcoming issue of the Mary Christie Quarterly. Young Voices Awards have been given to:

Blair Ballard

Isabel Lloyd

Storm Ervin

Shaquil Keels

Fellows Award

The MCF Fellows Award is recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to our understanding of young adult/college student health and wellness. There will be two Fellows Award winners each year who will be interviewed for a Q and A article in the Mary Christie Quarterly within 6 months of recognition. Previous Fellows Award winners are:

Amelia Arria, PhD: Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. She has authored more than 150 scientific peer-reviewed publications, numerous white papers and book chapters, and is the recipient of several major grant awards from foundations, and state and federal agencies. Her longstanding research career has focused on mental health and substance abuse among adolescents and young adults. In 2003, she was awarded a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a large longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors among college students. That study has made major contributions to the scientific literature regarding the mental health needs of young adults and the risk factors and consequences of substance use among college students.

Phillip M. Satow: In 2000, Phil Satow and his wife, Donna, co-founded The Jed Foundation, now a leading public charity committed to preventing mental illness, substance abuse and suicide among college students. The Jed Foundation is partnering with The Clinton Foundation, MTV, Facebook, Medscape, the NFL and other organizations on educational initiatives that provide effective programming and strategic direction to universities nationwide.

Research Awards
The MCF Research Awards program provides occasional funding to individuals or teams to support endeavors that have the potential to produce important progress on topics related to college student health and wellness. Awardees and contractors will be expected to submit a final report and to participate in adapting that report into an article for inclusion in the Mary Christie Quarterly

Subscribe to the Mary Christie Quarterly

The Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.   You can access past issues of the Mary Christie Quarterly here .

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