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Zelma Gray Medical School Scholarship (separate application form)

The Zelma Gray Medical School Scholarship Fund is accepting applications until the deadline of June 1, 2023.

Before her death in 2007, Zelma Gray established her support for medical professionals

zelmaand care in Guernsey County through a scholarship fund with WesBanco Trust and Investment Services. Designed to support Guernsey County residents’ pursuit of medical school education as well as encourage that talent to remain in, or return to, Guernsey County to serve its citizens upon completion of medical training.

Born in 1919, the late Zelma Gray was a lifelong resident of Guernsey County in Londonderry Township and a 1937 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. Throughout her life, Ms. Gray showed her devotion to the Londonderry United Methodist Church as well as her family and friends in the Guernsey County community. Ms.Gray’s scholarship is a testament to her commitment to a continued and enhanced quality of life in the area she called home.

Current and recent Guernsey County residents are eligible for the Zelma Gray Medical School Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, lab fees and text books while pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at an accredited medical school within the United States, in hopes that he or she will practice medicine in Guernsey County upon completion of his or her degree and training. Awards will be determined through objective criteria, including MCAT scores and college transcripts.

Guidelines and Criteria:

  • Zelma Gray Scholarships are available to any resident of Guernsey County Ohio for enrollment in an accredited medical school or college located within the United States, in hopes that the applicant will return to Guernsey County upon completion of his or her education to practice medicine in Guernsey County.
  • The Zelma Gray Scholarship will provide scholarship funds to help defray the costs of tuition, lab fees and text books while working towards the obtainment of a medical degree, defined as the degrees Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.).
  • Awards will be made to eligible students based on objective criteria such as MCAT scores and college transcripts on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, creed, national origin, religion, or sex, and the amount is at the discretion of the Fund Trustee.