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Roy G. Geronemus, MD, Humanitarian Scholarship

Dr. Roy G. Geronemus Humanitarian ScholarshipVBF is pleased to announce the Roy G. Geronemus, MD, Humanitarian Scholarship. This annual scholarship program honors Dr. Geronemus for his countless hours of charitable medical services for families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome. In the spirit of his benevolent efforts, preference for this scholarship will be given to the student who, like Dr. Geronemus, has exhibited qualities such as caring, compassion, and generosity and who has donated time and service to help others in need. Preference will also be given to applicants who are living with a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome.


The scholarships will be limited to $1,000. A Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in July of each calendar year.


The VBF board and staff are excited to be able to offer this financial support to students who have chosen to pursue higher education.



  • Applicant must be enrolled or anticipate enrollment as a full time student in an undergraduate or graduate school.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university.
  •  Applicant will be required to conduct a charitable event during the school year. 



  • Applicant must provide a Personal Statement that is a maximum of 800 words and includes a brief personal history regarding education and goals, extracurricular activities, humanitarian work to date, and reason you should be selected by the committee. If applicant has a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome, a description should be included. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.
  • Applicant must provide two 2 Letters of Recommendation. One must be from a teacher or academic advisor. Letters may be uploaded while applying, sent by U. S. mail, or sent by email attachment as pdf and should include the signature of the teacher or advisor, and the name of student should appear in the subject line of the email.
  • Applicant must provide an official copy of high school or college transcript, which may be uploaded while applying, sent by U. S. mail, or sent by email attachment as pdf. 
  • Applicant must agree to allow VBF to use their name, picture andor story in future scholarship materials.


Please attach your supporting materials and email to: Scholarship Committee at If this is not possible, please mail documents to:


Scholarship Committee
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
PO Box 106
Latham, NY 12110


Only completed applications will be considered and must be postmarked and/or received by email no later than June 1.


Requested Amount
$ 1,000.00
Name and Address of Roy Geronemus Scholarship Applicant
Scholarship Applicant
In the space below, please provide a personal statement addressing your educational and career goals, an overview of your extracurricular activities - including examples of humanitarian work to date - and why you believe you should be selected for the VBF Scholarship. This statement must be written solely by you, the applicant.
In the space below, please include a description of your birthmark, tumor, or related syndrome.
Please provide one clear photograph showing your birthmark.