Bev's Gift

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Beverly Tenenholz was a scientist her entire life.  From examining beautiful flowers, plants and vegetables that grow and multiply in the ground she made her way to the field of genetics.  She was passionate about people and the driving forces of their unique being and wellness.  She graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 1982 with a Masters in Human Reproduction and Genetics and navigated her career from reproductive genetics to cancer genetics.  She was a counselor, an educator and a true friend to every client and their family.  She was passionate about access to care and worked tirelessly to promote the genetics profession both in the organizations she served and the broader community. 

In effort to further the education and professional development of the membership of PAGC, the Beverly Tenenholz Memorial Scholarship (BTMS) provides scholarships for students or active genetic counselors who require financial assistance. Such costs may include but are not limited to:

  • Conference or CEU registration fees

  • Conference related travel fees

  • Examination or certification fees

  • Textbooks, equipment

  • Other student or professional expenses

As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit responses to two prompts.

We have extended the deadline for submissions! Applications for fall review are now due Thursday November 18th 2021. Send the completed application to


Genetic Counselors

A genetic counselor that is an active member of PAGC


A student currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited genetic counseling training program in Pennsylvania

Prospective Student

A genetic counseling assistant or other person actively applying to genetic counseling graduate programs in Pennsylvania