2022 Association Awards and Professional Scholarships

Caroline AriailACPA News

ACPA’s 2022 Association Awards and Professional Scholarships are now open. Please read about the opportunities below and consider making a nomination or applying for a scholarship.

Submit a nomination by October 5, 2021 for the following awards: 

  • Honors of the Association represents the highest expression of respect and gratitude ACPA bestows. It is granted to those individuals whose lifetime of research, healthcare delivery, or leadership has advanced, significantly and uniquely, the amelioration of physical, behavioral or social conditions of cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial differences. Nominate a candidate
  • Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual, member or non-member, who has demonstrated exceptional service to ACPA. Nominate a candidate
  • Emerging Leader Award is given to an early career professional who is a member of ACPA for at least three years and not more than 15 years, who exhibits exemplary accomplishment and dedication to the issues affecting people with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Nominate a candidate
  • Young Professional Service Award is given to a cleft lip and palate or craniofacial professional who has been in the profession for 10 years or less and demonstrates exceptional service to: I) cleft lip and palate/craniofacial team, 2) professional society in a manner of serving or promoting cleft lip and palate/craniofacial interests, 3) community in a manner of serving or promoting cleft lip and palate/ craniofacial interests or 4) cleft lip and palate/craniofacial profession. Nominate a candidate
  • Family Services Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group, such as a parent, patient, advocate, or community organization, who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership on behalf of individuals with cleft or craniofacial anomalies. Nominate a candidate

ACPA is accepting applications until November 1, 2021 for the following professional awards and scholarships:

  • David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship is designed to help current master’s or doctoral students enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders or related program participate in ACPA’s Annual Meeting. This scholarship provides a one-year ACPA Student Membership, $500 for travel expenses related to ACPA’s Annual Meeting, and registration for ACPA’s Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Symposium. Apply for the Kuehn Scholarship
  • Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund Grant for Nurses provides a one-year ACPA Membership, $500 for travel expenses related to ACPA’s Annual Meeting, basic meeting registration, and registration for one ACPA webinar. Apply for the Pruzansky Grant
  • Mazaheri Young Professional Scholarship supports the participation of professionals new to their field. This scholarship provides a one-year ACPA Membership, $500 for travel expenses related to ACPA’s Annual Meeting and basic Annual Meeting registration. Apply for the Mazaheri Scholarship
  • Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship for Speech Pathology/Audiology Students helps current undergraduate/graduate students in accredited speech-language pathology and/or audiology degree programs fund research/projects involving patients with cleft lip/palate and/or other craniofacial anomalies. The Moller Scholarship provides a one-year ACPA Student Membership and $1,000 for research/project expenses. Apply for the Moller Scholarship
  • James F. Mulick Educational Scholarship provides an orthodontic resident with a one-year ACPA Student Membership, $500 for travel expenses related to ACPA’s Annual Meeting and basic meeting registration. Apply for the Mulick Scholarship

Please contact Erin Mallis, Senior Specialist, Membership & Governance at ACPA’s National Office, at erin.mallis@acpa-cpf.org or (919) 933-9044 x 214 with any questions.