Apply for an ACPA 2019 College Scholarship

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, Family Services

ACPA is now accepting applications for 2019 College Scholarships. 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 2019.  Applications are due February 1, 2019. Submit an application.

To be eligible for an ACPA college scholarship, 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 Family Services Committee based on past academic performance, evidence of leadership and/or community and school involvement, indications of future academic success and the applicant essay. Scholarship funding will be sent to the recipients’ respective college institutions prior to the upcoming Fall semester. Please visit the website for more information and email ACPA with  questions.