Cleft Palate Foundation Announces 2017 Professional Awards

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The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce their 2017 Professional Awards. These awards offer cleft care providers the opportunity to engage in the ACPA Annual Meeting and claim the benefits of ACPA membership. Please note eligibility requirements and feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. Awards are listed below, and you will find application links on CPF’s website.

David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship for Students Enrolled in a Communication Sciences and Disorders Program or Related Field– Applications due Nov. 1st
This award helps current masters or doctoral students in relevant programs attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and full meeting registration. Non-ACPA members and ACPA members within their first three years of membership are eligible to apply.

Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund Grant for Nurses– Applications due Nov. 1st
Nurses who devote at least 50% of their work time to cleft-craniofacial care and who wish to increase their knowledge of the field are encouraged to apply. The DPMF Grant provides a one-year membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration. Current ACPA members are not eligible to apply.

Mary J. Hauk Memorial Scholarship for Dental Residents– Applications due Nov. 1st
This award is designed to help student dental professionals attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration. Applicants must be current dental residents. Non-ACPA members and ACPA members within their first year of membership are eligible to apply.

James F. Mulick Orthodontic Scholarship– Applications due Nov. 1st
This award helps orthodontic residents attend the ACPA Annual Meeting. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA, $500 for travel expenses to the ACPA Annual Meeting, and basic meeting registration. Applicants must be current orthodontic residents. Non-ACPA members and ACPA members within their first year of membership are eligible to apply. 

Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship for Speech Pathology/Audiology Students- Applications due Nov. 1st
This award helps current undergraduate or graduate students in accredited SLP/Audiology programs fund research or projects involving patients with cleft-craniofacial anomalies. It provides a one-year student membership in ACPA and $500 for research or project expenses. 

We are also accepting nominations for the CPF Leadership Award, which honors a community member or group who has offered exceptional service or leadership to the cleft-craniofacial community. Award nominations must be made by a sponsor and co-sponsor, both of whom provide cleft-related services. Health care providers and cleft team professionals are not eligible to receive the award. The Leadership Award recipient receives $500 towards travel to the ACPA Annual Meeting where they will be formally recognized. Please consider nominating one of your outstanding acquaintances by November 1, 2016.