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Roy G. Geronemus, MD, Humanitarian Scholarship

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
Roy G. Geronemus, MD, Humanitarian Scholarship

Scholarships are closed for 2016! Please visit next year to apply.


VBF is pleased to announce the inauguration of 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 (maximum of 800 words, double spaced), including brief personal history regarding educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, humanitarian work to date, and reason why 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 sent by U. S. mail or 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 can be emailed as a PDF with application.
  • - Applicant must agree to allow VBF to use their name, picture and/or story in future scholarship materials.


Please attach your application, supporting materials, etc. and email to: Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, VBF President at  Place “2016-17 Geronemus Scholarship” in subject line. (Please use MS Word for your personal statement and MS Word, if at all possible, and/or PDF for all other documents that are emailed as attachments).  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 July 1.