The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Congratulations to VBF Scholarship Recipient: Alana Dolcemascolo!

Join us in congratulating 2019-20 VBF Scholarship Recipient, Alana Dolcemascolo. Alana was awarded the Dr. Martin C. Mihm Health Career Scholarship.

“I am beyond grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship in your name because I believe I will follow in your footsteps. Thank you again for your support.” – Alana Dolcemascolo


Dr. Martin C. Mihm Health Career Scholarship

Honoring Dr. Martin Mihm, Jr. for his outstanding work in the research of vascular birthmarks. Read more about this VBF Scholarship.

Award Value: $1,000*
Academic Program: Undergraduate

GPA Requirement: None

Open to students who choose to pursue a course of study in public health, health promotion, disability studies (including policy and research), or a related field of disability and health.


Through the VBF Scholarship Program, students who are living with a vascular birthmark, tumor, or related syndrome can receive financial assistance to pursue their educational goals. For the 2019-2020 academic year, six scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. This year, we received a record number of applications and were unable to provide an award for each qualified applicant. Our 2020-21 Scholarship application process will open in January 2020 and we encourage anyone interested to apply for an award next year.