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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 an effort to further the education and professional development of the membership of Pennsylvania Association of Genetic Counselors (PAGC), the Beverly Tenenholz Memorial Scholarship, “Bev’s Gift”, will provide scholarships up to $1,000. for genetic counselors who are PAGC members, genetic counseling students at a PA accredited program, and/or a genetic counseling assistant or other person actively applying to genetic counseling graduate programs in PA. Eligible participants are encouraged to attend the  PAGC Annual Conference. 

Eligible applicants must be either:

  • 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.

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


Eligible costs include:

  • 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. One regarding your what lead you to the genetic counseling profession and how you intend to make the field more accessible, as well as a statement of intent on your intended use of scholarship funds.

Applications are due Monday, December 5, 2022.  Please submit the completed application to

Bev's sister's message to PAGC when the scholarship was announced.

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