Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship
2023-2024 Academic Year Award
A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.
Applications are accepted July 1 - September 30
Scott A. Gunder, MD, was a person with a vision to return something to the community that had given him so much. Early in his term as the 136th president of the Dauphin County Medical Society (DCMS), he wanted to establish a scholarship for a deserving medical student. As a clinical assistant professor of medicine, and from his own experience, he knew the tremendous commitment it takes to earn a medical degree—and the high cost.
Dr. Gunder's wish became a reality in October of 2000. The Dauphin County Medical Society established the Scott A. Gunder, MD, DCMS Presidential Scholarship Fund within The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Through this scholarship, the memory of the 39-year-old Harrisburg gastroenterologist will continue.
Dr. Gunder's gentle and compassionate spirit was world's apart from the aggressive cancer that took his life. The vast number of condolence cards and letters his widow, Doreen, received was a testament to his character. His family remembers him as a loving husband, caring son, and thoughtful brother. His compassionate nature brought much joy and comfort to his patients, family, and friends.
In honor of Dr. Gunder, the Dauphin County Medical Society is committed to the perpetuation of this fund. It will serve as recognition of all Dauphin County Medical Society presidents who dedicate their time to the betterment of the society—as Dr. Gunder had done.
In fulfilling Dr. Gunder's wish, this special scholarship will be awarded annually to one deserving second-year medical student from Penn State College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where Dr. Gunder taught. A part of Dr. Gunder's spirit of medicine will reside in each future physician who receives this award.