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Zonta Club Celebrates 50 Years of Scholarships for Women

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) welcomed the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C., an organization that prioritizes the support of women’s educational pursuits, for a March 2 reception. The event, which celebrated 50 years of medical scholarships for women, included introductions by Zonta Club leaders and remarks by Scott Schroth, M.D., M.P.H. ’90, associate dean for administration and associate professor of medicine at SMHS; Carole Horn, M.D. ’69, associate clinical professor of medicine at SMHS; and Yolanda Haywood, M.D., B.S. ’81, associate dean for diversity, inclusion, and student affairs, associate professor of emergency medicine, and a Zonta Club scholarship recipient. Also on hand for the reception was third-year M.D. program student Meagan Smith, who received last year’s Edith SeVille Coale M.D. scholarship.

The organization, which has a decade-long relationship with GW, also recognized donors to the Zonta Scholarship Fund and the Edith SeVille Coale M.D. scholars.

The Edith SeVille Coale Medical Scholarship program, established in 1965, awards scholarships to female medical students entering their second or third year of medical school. Since its inception, the program has given more than $1 million to recipients.

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