About the Scholarship

Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship is granted by Virginia smiles. Virginia smiles is a non-benefit association it was found in 2002 to give a fundamental connection among families and the medical community that serves these patients. Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship was named in the memory of Katie Higgins.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students applying for this scholarship grant must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • The student must submit a 500-word essay explaining why he/she deserves to be awarded the scholarship.

  • The student must be registered to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

  • The student must submit a completed application form. 


Virginia Smiles Katie Higgins Memorial Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2000 annually and is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate who shows progress in academics.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of March 15, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements before the due date. Applications are available online on the Virginia smiles website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be born with a cleft and a Virginia resident.

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited postsecondary educational institute.

  • The student must submit an essay of 500 words explaining the reason to award the scholarship.

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