Congratulations to the 2022 recipients, Ky Collins & Quinn Bell!
Thank you to the Cornelius Family for graciously funding this scholarship.

Read Ky’s essay here.

Read Quinn’s essay here.


Scholarship Fund

Team Telomere’s Founder, Nancy Cornelius had a vision that “No one should ever be alone”. She ignited a community that continues to grow and connect. Nancy fought Dyskeratosis Congenita with hope and courage. Shortly before her passing, she funded a college scholarship for children and young adults with Telomere Biology Disorders. Nancy thrived while giving everything she had to science and our community.


1 $1,000 scholarship will be awarded per annual school year. Application opens up June 1, 2022 and closes June 30, 2022 11:59pm ET. Applicant must be a U.S resident. Applicant must be a community member of Team Telomere, attending college either online or in-person. There is no exclusion for minimum credits. A 500-word essay explaining how the scholarship will impact the applicant must be submitted by June 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified August 1, 2022.

NCSF Committee

Dr. Sharon Savage, NCI and MAB
Dr. Timothy Olson, CHOP and MAB
Kendall Davis, PRA Health Sciences and Board Member
Maggie Rowe, Education Liaison
Charlie Cornelius, son of Nancy Cornelius


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