ACPA Accepting Applications for College Scholarships

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, Family Services

ACPA 2018 College Scholarship season is now open. Scholarships are available for students born with cleft or craniofacial conditions who will be rising freshmen or continuing college students at US-accredited institutions in Fall 2018.

ACPA is pleased to award annual college scholarships to outstanding students nationwide.  These include:

  • Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award
  • Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award
  • One $500 award for a student enrolled in a community, vocational or technical school
  • A minimum of eight general scholarships of at least $500 each. Additional scholarships of increased amounts may be offered as funds are available.

To be eligible for ACPA college scholarships, a student must:

  • Have a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or cleft palate, submucous cleft palate, craniosynostosis, Crouzon syndrome, Goldenhar syndrome, hemifacial microsomia, hemangioma, Jackson-Weiss syndrome, microtia, Moebius syndrome, Pierre Robin Sequence, 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome (VCFS), Treacher Collins syndrome, or another craniofacial anomaly.
  • Not have received an ACPA or Cleft Palate Foundation college scholarship in the past.
  • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution or program in the United States during the year of award.

Preference is given to rising first-year students in any field and to currently-enrolled students in a field of study related to cleft or craniofacial conditions (e.g. genetic counseling, speech-language pathology).

Award recipients are selected by the ACPA Scholarship Committee based on:

  • Past academic performance
  • Evidence of leadership and/or community and school involvement
  • Indications of future academic success
  • Applicant essay

All scholarship applicants will be notified of their awards status following the Scholarship Committee’s selection of recipients in March 2018.  Scholarship funding will be sent to the recipients’ respective college institutions prior to the upcoming Fall semester. Please contact ACPA directly with any questions.

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Please visit our website for more information.