Meet Ryan Elliott

Ryan is a 2019 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship recipient studying pediatrics at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

“It is hard to find words that adequately express my tremendous appreciation. The ENF's continued support of my higher education means so very much to me! I'm thrilled to be embarking on this journey to becoming a physician and this scholarship will be a great help in making this dream a reality.” 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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