Edith SeVille Coale Scholarship
How to Apply
Candidates must submit their application through their school's Financial Aid Office to be considered for this scholarship.
If you are interested, please contact your school Financial Aid representative for an application.
Background of Program: Through the generosity and foresight of Dr. Edith SeVille Coale, the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. awarded the first medical scholarship in 1965 and has awarded over $1 million to deserving recipients. Dr. Edith SeVille Coale was born in 1878 in Mansfield, Ohio. In 1913, she began her long and successful medical practice in Washington, DC. She was elected to the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. in 1923, serving as its President in 1933-34. When Dr. Coale died in 1962, her will provided that the bulk of her estate be used for scholarships for women medical students under the administration of the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. To learn more about Dr. Coale, please click here.
- Female medical student entering second or third year of medical school
- Must have well above average academic performance
- Demonstrates financial need
- Enrolled in one of the following medical schools:
- The George Washington University Medical School of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Howard University College of Medicine
- John Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Scholarship applications are available by mid-January of each year at school Financial Aid Offices
- By mid-March of each year, the Financial Aid Offices for the four medical schools submit application packets to the Zonta Club for its review by the scholarship selection committee
- The decision and award are granted by mid-May of each year
Award Amount: Varies between $5,000 to $8,000