Since being established in 1999, the FFC scholarship award program has distributed 87 scholarships totaling $249,000. The program annually awards post-secondary education scholarships (college or vocational/technical school) to promising students born with a facial difference. High school graduates or students currently attending college who are residents of New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are eligible to apply. The Foundation selects award recipients based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, and community service.
The Foundation for Faces of Children (FFC) offers multiple scholarships, each with different or additional criteria. The Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that shows evidence of committed community service. The Barbara Seltzer Memorial Scholarship will be awarded solely to an applicant with cleft lip/palate who will be pursuing a career in the arts. The Dorothy MacDonald Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who will be pursuing a career in the health profession. The Dr. John B. Mulliken Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates excellence in academic scholarship and leadership. Inquire with the FFC for specific award amounts.