The Randall/LaRossa College Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 to honor Peter Randall, MD and Don LaRossa, MD for their work to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions. The fund was developed by friends and colleagues of Dr. Randall and Dr. LaRossa in appreciation of their mentorship, friendship, and dedication to serving children.

Applications for the 2024 scholarship cycle are now closed. The deadline to submit an application was Friday, March 15, 2024. The review period is from the beginning of May to the beginning of June, and all applicants will be notified mid-June regardless of the decision made. The three recipients will be announced on all of our social media platforms during that time.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for any of ACPA’s Randall/LaRossa College Scholarships, a student must:

  • Have a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or cleft palate or other congenital craniofacial difference.
  • Not have received a college scholarship from ACPA or the Cleft Palate Foundation in the past.
  • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution or program in the United States during the year of the award.
  • Preference is given to rising first-year students in any field. Currently-enrolled undergraduate students in a field of study related to cleft or craniofacial conditions may also apply.

Award recipients are selected by the ACPA Awards and Scholarships Selection Panel 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 institution prior to the upcoming fall semester. Please contact Lauren Mowles at with any questions.