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 open. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 15, 2024. Click here to be directed to the application website. The review period will take place from mid-April to mid-May, and all applicants will be notified the end of May regardless of the decision made.

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 and to currently-enrolled undergraduate students in a field of study related to cleft or craniofacial conditions.

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.