Beaver Dam Women's Health Awards Scholarships

$5,000 in scholarships awarded to three Beaver Dam-area high school graduating seniors

Beaver Dam, WI – May 7, 2018 – Beaver Dam Women’s Health has announced the recipients of its annual scholarship contest. Three Beaver Dam-area high school seniors are the winners of $5,000 in scholarship funds.

The 2018 winners of the Beaver Dam Women's Health Scholarships are 2018 graduates of their respective high schools:

David Vanderkin: Scholarship Recipient ($4,000 awarded)

Waupun High School

Plans to attend the School of Engineering at UW-Green Bay and Bellin College (dual enrollment program) and study pediatric nursing

Angelique Dambruch: Achievement Award Winner ($500 awarded)

Beaver Dam High School

Plans to attend UW-Green Bay and study psychology and Spanish

Madeline Keach: Achievement Award Winner ($500 awarded)

Waupun High School

Plans to attend UW-La Crosse and study radiation therapy

Vanderkin and Keach have a very special tie to the clinic dating back to when they were newborns. Dr. Ken Ostermann, Beaver Dam Women’s Health co-founder, delivered Vanderkin and Cindy Stippich, the clinic’s certified nurse-midwife, delivered Keach.

The annual scholarship contest is open to high school seniors who live within 15 miles of Beaver Dam, including the communities of Waupun, Columbus, and Horicon. Recipients wrote an essay as part of their application. Each described their plans for education after high school, their intended field of study, and how they plan to use their education to make the world a better place.

A record number of applications were submitted this year, making the decision more difficult than ever. Vanderkin, who will receive $1,000 a year for each year of his fouryear program, stood out from the pool of 56 applicants.

“David is a cancer survivor and has culled his past experiences into a plan for a future in medicine,” Ostermann explained. “After his diagnosis, he realized nursing is his calling, and he has already started his studies – and volunteer activities – in the field.

His passion is extraordinary, and we are thrilled to support David and the other young, forward-thinking community leaders.

“Our other two award winners also show commendable dedication to making the world a better place. Madeline has shown great interest in medical robots and is planning for a technical career in medicine, and Angelique is pursuing her passions of psychology and Spanish so she can give back to others and stay true to her core value of caring.

“We are excited to continue our tradition of supporting local youth with our annual scholarship contest, and provide financial support as they pursue higher education and prepare for their careers,” Ostermann continued. “We know each of these three students has a very bright future.”

About Beaver Dam Women’s Health

Beaver Dam Women’s Health offers a complete range of women’s health services and embraces a positive, integrative, and holistic approach to optimize the care women receive. Founded in 1995, the clinic focuses on ensuring a comfortable environment and applying advanced techniques and expertise in a small -town setting. Beaver Dam Women’s Health is the Founder of Dodge County Women’s Club, a not-for-profit organization that meets monthly and gives women have an opportunity to relax, socialize, and connect.

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