Camellia Cornelius ’15

Wilberforce Scholarship recipient Camellia Cornelius


A community development major from Calhoun, GA, Camellia Cornelius ’15 has a passion for combating human trafficking and other forms of injustice. In her application essay for the Wilberforce scholarship, she wrote about the way depression is viewed in the church. Drawing on her own personal struggles, she expressed the need for the church to better understand the illness. When the local Wilberforce committee chose to award her the scholarship, she took it as encouragement far beyond the financial aid.


“Knowing there is a committee that believes in me enough to sacrifice is remarkable,” she says. At Covenant, she continues to glean encouragement from her fellow Wilberforce scholars and Wilberforce advisor. “They see me as someone who God can use to impact society, and that is what pushes me to keep going.” Camellia has yet to determine her career path, but continues her studies at Covenant, confident she is where God wants her to be.



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