Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Active Minds, Inc.

 

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, Inc. dedicated to supporting behavioral health research by college-aged scholars.  The Fellowship provides an opportunity for students to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health.  Since 2008, the Fellowship has supported diverse and innovative projects from 31 scholars.

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship aims to expand the body of literature, creative expression, and discourse devoted to mental health with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to younger communities.  Active Minds is committed to cultivating the next generation of behavioral health advocates and experts and the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation, provides a critical opportunity to achieve this goal.

The sixth cycle of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship funded six months of independent research and public dissemination for six college-aged scholars between January-June, 2013. The work of last spring’s 2012 Scholars has been presented at national conferences, published in peer review journals, enhanced our student’s applications to pursue graduate work in mental health and is still being actively expanded and pursued through a variety of avenues.

There are limited opportunities for young adults to become involved in and engaged with the field of behavioral health. The lack of welcoming and available opportunities for emerging young scholars is causing them to turn to other fields. The field is in need of new and innovative leaders. Stigma associated with mental health not only impacts those who struggle with mental health disorders, but also impacts young people wishing to pursue careers in the field of behavioral health. Creating a distinguished fellowship to support and reward effective research and projects related to mental health topics has allowed college students to pursue work in this area and open a dialogue with their peers, faculty, and greater campus community around these important issues. Through these efforts we are combating stigma and enhancing awareness, prevention and treatment of mental illnesses.

Alison Malmon
Executive Director
202-332-9595
Alison@activeminds.org

Grants

Date Project Title
01/2008 to 12/2014 Emerging Scholars Fellowship
11/2014 to 12/2015 Emerging Scholars Fellowship

Activities

Scholar Update: Danielle Adams (Class of 2014) Publishes Research

It’s times like this that leave the Active Minds community beaming with pride. Scholar updates are our most favorite thing to receive, so imagine our delight when we heard from 2014 scholar Danielle “Dani” Adams. She informed us that her fellowship research has resulted in a first author publication in the Journal of American College Health. Her article, titled “The Relationship Between...

Meet Our 2015 Emerging Scholars Fellowship Class

We're excited to introduce you today to our 2015 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, the nation's only program dedicated to supporting mental health and creative projects by the next generation of leaders in mental health.

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, Inc., a leading national nonprofit organization working to change the conversation and...

Emerging Scholars: February "Meeting of the Minds"

Hello, my name is Tasnia Habib and I am a senior Community Health major at the University of Maryland, College Park.  I am a Programs Intern at Active Minds this spring. Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the Emerging Scholars Fellowship Meeting and meet all the wonderful scholars for this spring.

As a student without a lot of research experience, it was interesting to be able...

Active Minds Welcomes 2014 Emerging Scholars

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2014—Active Minds is thrilled to announce scholars participating in its sixth cycle of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, the nation’s only program dedicated to supporting mental health research and creative projects by the next generation of leaders in mental health.

The Emerging Scholar Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, Inc., a leading national nonprofit...

WEAR YOUR BRAIN ON YOUR CHEST & YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

Can a t-shirt change the conversation about mental illness?

By Kristin Hohenadel

Brooklyn-based designer Dani Balenson, 22, has drawn on her struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, to try and help de-stigmatize mental illness for the estimated 46.4 percent of adults (and 25 percent of college students) in the U.S. who...

A Warm Welcome and Friendly Introduction

Hi, I'm Chesika Crump, and I welcome you all to my blog.  I'm currently a sophomore at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with a major in Biology/Pre-Medicine.  My goal after graduation is to enroll in a medical school. Thank you to the Active Minds and the Scattergood Foundation for the support and opportunity to conduct my research.

A Look into my Research...

Northern Illinois University (NIU): Five Years Ago

(This blog post was authored by 2013 Emerging Scholar Wade Brown on February 14, 2013. To read more of Wade's blog posts, and to learn more about him and his project, click here or visit www.activeminds.org/scholars.)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone, I hope that you are doing well on this fine day.  Valentine's Day is a holiday where we...

Active Minds Welcomes 2013 Emerging Scholars

Students Get Funding to Expand the Body of Research,

Literature and Discourse Devoted to Mental Health

 

Washington, DC, February 1, 2013—Active Minds is thrilled to announce the 2013 Emerging Scholars. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is the nation’s only program dedicated to supporting mental health research and creative projects by the next generation...

Triage System Helps Colleges Treat Mentally Ill Students

January 7th, 2013

By Jenny Gold

Miranda Dale had her first breakdown during her freshman year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It was 2 a.m. on a Saturday, and she hadn't left her dorm room in days.

"I honestly didn't know what to do," says Dale. "I heard rumors that at a big university you're just a number and you're not going to get through to anyone" at...

Four Cohorts of Emerging Scholars (2009-2012): Where Are They Now?

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship provides an opportunity for students to complete independent research or creative projects devoted to mental health with an emphasis on issues relevant to younger communities. By completing these projects, Scholars are more equipped to refine their goals and values, determine where their interests are situated in current mental health trends, and formulate a...

2013 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Call for Proposals

 

Funding Available: Emerging Scholars Fellowship

The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship is currently seeking proposals for unique and thought-provoking research or creative projects related to mental health! Please share this with your networks!

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship program aims to expand the body of literature, creative...

Send Silence Packing: Raising Awareness of Student Suicide

Active Minds Send Silence Packing is having another fall of “firsts.”  We are very excited to be bringing our powerful suicide awareness exhibit to campuses in the South! The Send Silence Packing truck along with the 1,100 backpacks, thousands of pages of educational material and our traveling road staff arrived in Washington, DC, today (10/2/12)  to kick off the Fall 2012 tour at our first...

2012 Emerging Scholars: Project Updates and Implications in the Field

This spring has been extremely productive for the 2012 Emerging Scholars and they have made some impressive strides with their projects. As we begin to wrap up the 2012 season of the Fellowship, the scholars, advisors and mentors came together for informative project updates and discussion via video teleconference. All of the scholars reported findings that may have some interesting...

Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship

Active Minds recognized that there were limited opportunities for students to become involved in this field on their own terms. With support from the Scattergood Foundation, we were able to develop and launch this program in 2009. Over the past four years, our scholars have worked to expand the body of research in behavioral help and we are proud to have been able to support then in pursuing...