Professional Scholarships and Awards

ACPA supports patients and families by equipping providers with essential professional resources. Each year ACPA provides professional scholarships for graduate students and young professionals in the cleft and craniofacial field to join ACPA and attend ACPA’s Annual Meeting.

ACPA’s Annual Meeting is a general scientific meeting with more than 300 presentations on cutting edge research and clinical innovations. More than 800 cleft and craniofacial professionals from around the world benefit from the meeting each year. Current professional scholarships and awards supported through donations include:

  • David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship
  • Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund for Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • James F. Mulick, DDS, MS Orthodontic Scholarship
  • Mazaheri Young Professional Scholarship
  • Samuel Berkowitz Long-term Study Award
  • Subtelny Junior Investigator Award
  • Young Professional Service Award

Learn more about ACPA’s Honors and Awards and/or ACPA’s Professional Scholarships. If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship fund please contact Charlene Bell, Development Manager, at for more information.

College Scholarships

ACPA Family Resources awards college scholarships to outstanding students born with cleft or craniofacial conditions. Current annual scholarships include:

  • Randall/LaRossa Honors Scholarship—one $10,000 scholarship
  • Randall/LaRossa Vocational Scholarship—one $5,000 scholarship
  • Randall/LaRossa General Scholarship—one $5,000 scholarship

Learn more about ACPA’s College Scholarships.

Advanced Treatment Through Team Care

ACPA currently connects patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions to more than 200 ACPA Approved Teams in the U.S. and Canada. ACPA Team Approval ensures that care is provided in a coordinated and consistent manner with the proper sequencing of evaluations and treatments within the framework of the patient’s overall developmental, medical and psychological needs.

Find an ACPA Approved Team.

Support for Patients and Families

The cleft and craniofacial journey can be difficult and overwhelming for patients and their families. ACPA members are committed healthcare providers who care for patients as their bodies grow and new surgeries and treatments are required. ACPA is a partner on the journey, providing patients and families with information, support, education and connections to resources during times of crisis. ACPA cares for more than 76,000 patients annually through its ACPA Approved Teams.

Contact Charlene Bell at or (919) 933-9044 ext. 205 to learn more about how you can make an impact in the cleft and craniofacial community.