The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship
The 2017 Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship deadline has passed. Final winners will be announced in late-June 2017.

The Elks National Foundation is pleased to offer an exclusive scholarship opportunity just for Elks scholars pursuing a medical degree or Osteopathic Medicine degree.

This Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are $20,000 scholarships offered to Elks scholars (current or alum) entering their first year of medical school. The scholarship established through the generosity of the late Lee Weigel, widow of Gunther Weigel.

Lee lost her husband of 51 years in November 2009. Gunther was a longtime member of Miami, Fla., Elks Lodge No. 948. He was passionate about the Foundation’s scholarship programs. Lee established these scholarships to help Elks scholars pursue a career in medicine.

If you are planning to attend an accredited U.S. medical school to pursue a medical degree or Osteopathic Medicine degree, consider applying before you begin your first year of medical school. The application for the 2018 contest will be available by request from the ENF Scholarship office by emailing scholarship@elks.org or calling 773/755-4732 in early 2018. This year, five (5) $20,000 scholarships are offered exclusively to Elks scholars (current or alum)* entering their first year of medical school in 2017-18. Applications were due by May 15.

Read more about past recipients below. If you have questions, please email scholarship@elks.org or call 773/755-4732.

*Please note, this award is only open to current and former scholarship recipients of the Elks National Foundation. Winners of local Lodge scholarships and State Elks Association scholarships are not eligible for this program. This program is not open to the general public.


2016 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Michael Lindeborg, Brittan Sutphin, and Ishani Premaratne. These three Elks scholars will be achieving their dreams of becoming doctors thanks to the generosity of the late Mrs. Lee Weigel. Each will receive $20,000 to attend the medical school of their choice. Read more about each recipient by clicking on a photo below.

Past Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship Recipients

Read more about past Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School scholarship recipients by clicking on a photo below.

Advice from the Doctor

Thinking about applying for a Weigel Medical School Scholarship? Click below to hear advice from former Weigel recipients.


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