The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship

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

Champions of future doctors and ENF scholarships: Gunther & Lee Weigel

The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are scholarships offered to Elks scholars entering their first year of medical school. The scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Lee Weigel, widow of Gunther Weigel. The number of scholarships offered and amounts vary from year to year.

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 an Elks scholar 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.

For the 2023 contest, ten (10) $22,000 scholarships will be offered exclusively to Elks scholars** entering their first year of medical school in fall 2023. The 2023 application opens January 3, 2023. Applications are due May 22, 2023.

Request an application from the ENF Scholarship office by emailing or calling (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.**

2022 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship!

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.

Jyotsna Bitra
  • 2016 MVS Scholar

  • Bloomington, IL No. 281

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

Jacky Chu
  • 2016 MVS Scholar

  • San Francisco, CA No. 3

  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Marjorie Fitzsimmons
  • 2017 MVS Scholar

  • Tampa, FL No. 708

  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Lindsey Kroboth
  • 2014 Legacy Scholar

  • Loveland, CO No. 1051

  • University of South Dakota

Shiv Patel
  • 2018 MVS Scholar

  • Roxboro, NC No. 2005

  • Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine

Jessica Phan
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Santa Ana, CA No. 794

  • Harvard Medical School

Marlena Pigliacampi
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Ormond Beach, FL No. 2193

  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Derek Riffert
  • 2017 MVS Scholar

  • Lafayette, IN No. 143

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Lydia Smeltz
  • 2017 Legacy Scholar

  • West Shore, PA No. 2257

  • Penn State College of Medicine

Adam Tucker
  • 2017 MVS Scholar

  • Burien, WA No. 2143

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Afeera Chaudhry
  • 2017 MVS Scholar

  • Hamilton, NJ No. 2262

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dennis Youngs
  • 2019 Emergency Educational Grant

  • Penn Yan, NY No. 1722

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University

Eric Xia
  • 2017 MVS Scholar

  • Westbrook, CT No. 1784

  • Boston University School of Medicine

Iemaan Rana
  • 2013 MVS Scholar

  • Chicago Northshore, IL No. 1316

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Kevin Glover
  • 2012 MVS Scholar

  • Ely, NV No. 1469

  • University of Washington School of Medicine

Nicholas Balardi
  • 2013 MVS Scholar

  • Chico, CA No. 423

  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Olivia Fuson
  • 2016 Legacy Scholar

  • Seaside, OR No. 1748

  • Oregon Health and Science University

Victoria Cegielski
  • 2018 MVS Scholar

  • Puyallup, WA No. 1450

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Ellen Zhang
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Clawson-Troy, MI No. 2169

  • Harvard Medical School

Ganeev Singh
  • 2013 MVS Scholar

  • Whittier, CA No. 1258

  • Tufts University

Julia Miao
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Sunnyvale, CA No. 2128

  • Renaissance School of Medicine

Keoni Bailey
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Oshkosh, WI No. 292

  • University of Michigan Medical School

Ryan Elliott
  • 2010 MVS Scholar

  • Atascadero, CA No. 2733

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Safa Khawaja
  • 2014 MVS Scholar

  • Fort Worth, TX No. 124

  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Maddi Bollig
  • 2015 MVS Scholar

  • Fort Collins, CO No. 804

  • Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

Christina Fang
  • 2013 MVS Scholar

  • Sacramento, CA No. 6

  • University of California-Irvine School of Medicine

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