ACPA Announces 2018 College Scholarship Recipients

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, Awards

Chapel Hill, NC, May 31, 2018–The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce recipients the ACPA college scholarships.

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

This year’s winners are:

Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award:

  • Haley Rawlings, Chambersburg, PA

Community College Scholarship Award:

  • Katerina Kiefer, Branchville, NC

Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award:

  • Robert Schofner, Tampa, FL

General Scholarship Awards:

  • Henry Baddour, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Phoenix Kadzis, Tallahassee, TN
  • Zachary Silberman, Orange, CA
  • Cameron Richard, Raceland, LA
  • William Mack, Marmora, NJ
  • Maya Lee, Lenexa, KS
  • Arthur Meaney, Grand Island, NY
  • Pierce Breland, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Jennifer Hula, Bellevue, NB
  • Jarrod Piper, Hollidaysburg, PA

ACPA 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.

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About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. Since 1943, ACPA has worked to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care. ACPA also provides information to affected individuals and families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences through its ACPA Family Services program. For more information, please visit