Cleft Palate Foundation Announces 2017 College Scholarship Winners

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Among the CPF awards this year are the Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award; the Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award; a CPF community college scholarship; two CPF scholarships for students with craniofacial conditions; and other general college scholarships.

This year’s winners are:

  • Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award: Emily Everlith, Hebron, CT
  • Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award: Elise Schiller, St. Louis, MO
  • CPF Community College Scholarship Award: Hannahmarie Mitchell, Chino, CA
  • CPF VCFS/22q11.2DS Scholarship: James Schweizer, Atlanta, GA
  • CPF Craniosynostosis Scholarship: Sara Pollak, Wilton, CT
  • CPF General Scholarship Awards:
    • Carlos Arias Vivas, Stamford, CT
    • Andrew Bardsley, Rolesville, NC
    • Michael Cummings, Mills River, NC
    • Diego Enriquez, Chicago, IL
    • Luke Harrison, Longview, TX
    • Sean-Wyn Ng, Mesa, AZ
    • Andrew Paulson, Lennox, SD
    • Laura Perrault, Salem, NH
    • James Schweizer, Atlanta, GA
    • Savannah Stewart, Greenback, TN
    • Taite Winter, Sacramento, CA
    • Allyson Ykimoff, Orlando, FL

CPF college scholarships are awarded to students born with cleft lip, palate, or other craniofacial conditions who are enrolling full-time in a US-accredited post-secondary institution or program. Scholarship recipients are selected from a competitive pool of applicants based on their past academic performance, evidence of leadership and community involvement, indications of future academic success, and a written essay.

Visit for more information or to donate to the CPF College Scholarship program.

The National Office team presents a CPF scholarship to local student, Andrew Bardsley.

About the Cleft Palate Foundation
The mission of the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions by connecting them to team care, providing education, and offering personal support.  CPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to be the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. For more information, visit or call 919-933-9044.