Cleft Palate Foundation

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The 2016 application deadline has passed.  Please check back in Fall 2016 for next year’s scholarships.

The CPF Scholarship Committee will select 2016 award winners

during the ACPA Annual Meeting week.  

All scholarship applicants will be notified of decisions in April 2016.

Winners will be announced publicly by press release.

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Emma Brockway, 2015 Scholarship Winner


CPF 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 six general scholarships of at least $500 each. Additional scholarships of increased amounts may be offered as funds are available.



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

  • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution or program in the United States during the year of award
  • 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 other craniofacial anomaly.
  • Not have received a CPF college scholarship in the past.

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

Nathan Garran, 2014 Scholarship Winner

Nathan Garran, 2014 Scholarship Winner


Award recipients are selected by the CPF Scholarship Committee after review of the following:

  • 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 in May 2016. Scholarship funding will be sent to the recipients’ respective college institutions prior to the Fall 2016 semester. Please contact CPF directly with any questions.



CPF gratefully acknowledges the many generous contributions made to the Peter Randall, MD/Don LaRossa, MD and Gip Seaver, PhD College Scholarship Funds. These special funds recognize the work of Dr. Peter Randall, Dr. Don LaRossa, and Dr. Earl “Gip” Seaver, all of whom have worked to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies.

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