FFC Scholarship Award Program

FFC Scholarship Award Program2020-01-01T15:28:31+00:00

Now Accepting: 2020 FFC Scholarship Applications!

Since being established in 1999, the FFC scholarship award program has distributed 70 scholarships totaling $164,000. 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.  FFC has dedicated $20,000 to be awarded in scholarships this year.

Scholarship Recipients will be presented with a certificate at our annual Scholarship Awards Presentation on May 14, 2020 where we will celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients. FFC is honored and proud to be able to play a small role in helping the students realize their dreams as they move through their college experiences. Many of our scholarship recipients return to FFC as volunteers; helping at events, offering support to younger generations and establishing themselves as mentors and role models.

Applications due by March 1.


The Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship

The Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that shows evidence of strong community service. This scholarship was named to honor FFC past president and board member, Jane McDaid.

The Barbara Seltzer Memorial Scholarship

The Barbara Seltzer Memorial Scholarship

Named to honor Prescription Parents co-founder Barbara Seltzer, this scholarship will be awarded solely to an applicant with cleft lip/palate who has been active in the arts or who will be pursuing a career in the arts.

The Dorothy MacDonald Scholarship

The Dorothy MacDonald Scholarship

Named to honor Dorothy B. MacDonald, RN, this scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who will be pursuing a career in the health profession. Dorothy B. MacDonald, RN, who has dedicated her career to caring for children with craniofacial differences.

The Dr. John B. Mulliken Scholarship

The Dr. John B. Mulliken Scholarship

Named to honor Dr. John B. Mulliken, founder of the Foundation for Faces of Children, this scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates excellence in academic scholarship and leadership. Dr. John B. Mulliken has devoted his life to working with and improving the lives of children born with craniofacial differences.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Past Scholarship Awardees

Nathan Garran

Nathan Garran, Eastham, MA was awarded the Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship. He attended Nauset High School and currently attends the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Stacy Rotatori

Stacy Rotatori, Enfield, CT  was awarded the Dotty MacDonald Scholarship. She graduated from Enrico Fermi High School.

Sage Ziemba

Sage Ziemba, Concord, MA was awarded the Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Concord-Carlisle Regional High School where she was active in sports, participating in cross country, outdoor and indoor track and Nordic skiing.

Cheryl Silveri

Cheryl Silveri, Boston, MA  was awarded the Dr. John B. Mulliken Scholarship. She graduated from University of Arkansas in 2009 where she majored in Biology and minored in Business.

Mark Powell

Mark Powell, New Boston, NH  was awarded the Barbara Seltzer Memorial Scholarship. He graduated from The Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H.

Olivia Johnson

Olivia Johnson, Billerica, MA was awarded the Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Arlington Catholic High School where she was active in sports, participating in spring and winter track and serving as captain of her soccer team.

Beshoy Armanios

Beshoy Armanios, Natick, MA was awarded the Dotty MacDonald Scholarship. He graduated from Natick High School where he was active in sports — basketball, football and baseball.

Joseph Levasseur

Joseph Levasseur, Tewksbury, MA – a 2013 Lowell Catholic High School graduate from Tewksbury, Mass., where he was a member of the school’s football and basketball teams as well as their 2013 Eastern Massachusetts Division 4 State champion baseball team.

Kristina Ladd

Kristina Ladd, of Ayer, Mass., is a recent graduate of Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School where she was an active member of her school’s Model United Nations team, winning two accolades for excellence in oral presentation.

Thomas Chappuis

Thomas Chappuis, of Sharon, Mass., recently graduated from Sharon High School where he was active in all of his school’s drama productions — often in leading roles.

Bridget Burke

Bridget Burke, Westwood, MA is a recent Westwood High school graduate. Her passion is swimming; she was captain and most valuable player for her high school varsity team and competed on the Shamrock Swim Club and Adirondack Aquatic Club.

Madeline Andrews

Madeline Andrews, of Wells, Maine, graduated from Wells High School in June. She was a member of the varsity lacrosse, soccer and indoor track teams, and was named lacrosse team captain her junior year.

Chris Timpson

Chris Timpson, Narragansett, RI, a recent graduate of Narragansett High School. Chris was a member of his high school’s varsity teams for both lacrosse and crosscountry and was named cross-country team captain this past year. He also served as a member of the Future Farmers of America Club and ran a landscaping business. I

Kassaundra Jebb

Kassaundra Jebb, Wilbraham, MA – from Wilbraham, Mass., a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School. Kassaundra was a member of the field hockey team and also participated in band and chorus. She was selected by audition for the Western District Senior Festival Concert in 2011.

Lauren Dausch

Lauren Dausch, Sharon, MA,  a graduate of Sharon High School in 2011. During the past year, she volunteered with mentally disabled teens as well as the elderly, while taking classes at Wharton County Junior College.

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