Marlena Pigliacampi
2015 MVS Scholar
Sponsored by Ormond Beach, FL No. 2193
University of North Dakota School of Medicine


"My Elks scholarship is one to this day that only seems to keep on giving. The opportunity to receive higher learning. The opportunity to be humbled and witness what others are doing to make a difference in their local community and at large. Most of all the opportunity to form friendships with individuals old and young, across the country, from all backgrounds, and do what we love most: give."

After losing her husband, Gunther, to a staph infection in November 2009, the late Lee Weigel wanted to improve the quality of healthcare in our country. To realize that goal, she partnered with the Elks National Foundation to endow the Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship, which helps Elks scholars pursue careers in medicine. For more information, visit

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