Five medical students have received scholarships from the Edith SeVille Coale fund of the Zonta Club of Washington. They are Cynthia Brown Stevens of Georgetown University Medical School, Maggie Burdette Covington and Yolande Jackson of Howard University Medical School, Brenda Hall of George Washington University Medical School and Gail Pearson, a District resident attending Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

The scholarship fund was established by the late Dr. Edith SeVille Coale, a Washington physician, to encourage the advancement of women in medicine. The Zonta Club is a group of 100 professional women active in women's issues such as economic equity and women's health. Group Names Board Member

Helen Lewis was elected to the national board of Na'amat USA at a recent convention in Israel. Na'amat USA is the sister organization of Na'amat, the largest women's organization in Israel. Na'amat promotes government support for child care and women's and civil rights.

"My portfolio on the national board will be the state watch project," Lewis said. "A lot of legislative actions that have great social impact take place at the state level. I will be working to help our members understand the workings of state governments."

Before retiring from the District government in 1980, Lewis was the director of the D.C. Commission for Women.