2018 ACPA Scholarship Recipient Henry Baddour was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. With a passion for serving those with cleft and craniofacial differences, Henry has dedicated many years to spreading awareness through his non-profit, CleftProud. A student at UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School, Henry is studying business in order to learn how to continue impacting the cleft and craniofacial community for the better.
“Receiving this scholarship is deeply meaningful to me because it validates the many years of hard work I have dedicated to launching CleftProud. CleftProud is an online community that serves adults/teens with Cleft as well as parents of children with Cleft and allows them to connect, share and support each other throughout their journey. The fact that this award comes from the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) carries so much more weight because of the nature of the organization…An absolute highlight of my community service work during high school was having the opportunity to collaborate with ACPA when they hosted a community showing of a movie about a facial difference.”
After graduating, Henry hopes to further his education at UNC to receive his MBA to reach, support and encourage as many people with cleft and craniofacial differences as possible.
ACPA Family Services awards college scholarships annually to outstanding students born with cleft and craniofacial conditions. The online application period will open in the fall for the upcoming year. For more information about ACPA Scholarships, visit the ACPA Family Services website.#FamilyServices