Through the Edith Seville Coale Medical Scholarship (ESC MD) program, we award an average total of $32,000 per year to at least four women attending selected medical schools in the Washington, DC area. To date, over 450 women have been awarded this scholarship. To learn more, refer to the Edith SeVille Coale Scholarship Page.
To view the News Release from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, including additional images from the event, please go to to http://smhs.gwu.edu/news/zonta-club-celebrates-50-years-scholarships-women
Celebrating 50 Years of Medical Scholarships for Women
March 2, 2016
Our Club was welcomed by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences to celebrate 50 years of medical scholarships for women. Since 1965, through a bequest from Edith SeVille Coale, M.D., our Club has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to women attending area medical schools including The George Washington University (GW), Georgetown University (GU), Howard University (HU), and John Hopkins University (JH).
At this reception, we recognized donors to the Zonta Club of Washington Scholarship Fund and the Edith SeVille Coale, M.D. scholars. Over $7,000 was raised at this special event. Many past recipients of the award were not able to attend but sent messages and donations for the event. Some of these are noted in the event Program.
The Club extends its thank you to the GW School of Medicine and Health Services for hosting the reception and a special thank you to the organizers of the event, Committee Chairperson Dr. Janet Southby and Sandra Shaw.
Pictured are: Dr. Janet Southby, Chair, ESC MD Scholarship Committee; Dr. Yolanda Haywood, GW Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, ESC MD Scholarship recipient; Meagan Smith, ESC MD Scholarship recipient, GW; Dr. Scott Schroth, GW Associate Dean for Administration, SMHS (host); Dr. Walter Bland, HU Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admission; Dr. Clydette Powell, ESC MD Scholarship recipient, JH; Dr. Carole Horn, Internal Medicine, Sislen & Associates, ESC MD Scholarship recipient (speaker).
Photo courtesy of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Communications Department.