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Each year the CRN provides scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled in or preparing to begin an accredited collegiate or vocational program. Financial assistance of $1,000 will be awarded to one student diagnosed with cystinosis and $1,000 to a student with a sibling diagnosed with cystinosis. To apply online, please complete the form below. We are excited to announce a third scholarship now available through the CRN: The Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship. It will also reward one student living with cystinosis $1,000. For more information, click on the links below or contact Gail Potts at

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The 2019 CRN scholarship recipients are Gracie Smith (CRN Scholarship for an Individual with Cystinosis) and Taylee Julian (CRN Sierra Woodward Sibling Scholarship).

Gracie Smith

Gracie Smith is attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton Georgia, where she is studying nursing. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse.  Growing up with the challenges of cystinosis has provided Gracie with empathy to meet the needs of ill children physically and socially.

Taylee Julian

Taylee is attending Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she is studying dental medicine to embark upon a career as a dentist. Growing up as a sibling of an individual with cystinosis she learned early she wanted to help people and pursue a career in the medical field.




*Mobile users, please scroll table left to see Sibling Scholarship Recipients

Year CRN Individual Scholarship Recipients CRN Sierra Woodward Sibling Scholarship Recipients
2018 Jack Kitchens
Kathleen Roberts
Emily Ann Bogan
Rhyana Juutilainen
2017 Emily Patterson Tyler Morrill
2016 Shea Hammond
William Patterson
Alex Greeley
2015 Garrett Thomas Kasey Hohl
2014 Caroline Larimore
Jack Wyman
2013 Elizabeth Patterson Kole Binger
2012 Devin Adorjan Matthew Ahnen
2011 Katie Ahnen
Mikaela Gard
Weston Tschannen
William Tschannen
2010 Nikolaus Gard
Laurin Friend
2009 Shannon Keizer
2008 Ashley Shaw
2007 Steve Schleuder Allison Tschannen
Kelly McCalla
2006 Kelly Bryant
2005 Tahnie Woodward
Allison Abedini

The 2019 Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship recipient is Christina Morris.

Christina is attending Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina. Christina is pursuing a career in nursing. Her decision to choose nursing came from the caring nurses and doctors she encountered during frequent hospitalizations throughout her life. She hopes to eventually to continue her education in anesthesiology or become a physician’s assistant.