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

Beaver Dam, WI – May 8, 2019 – 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 up to $5,000 in scholarship funds.

This year’s winners of the Beaver Dam Women's Health Scholarships are 2019 graduates of their respective high schools:

Annie Knowlton: Scholarship Winner (up to $4,000 awarded)

Waupun High School / Home School

Plans to attend Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and study Graphic Design and Marketing through a three-year accelerated program. She will look to use her skills to help various non-profits and organizations close to her heart.

Madelynn Johnson: Achievement Award Winner ($500 awarded)

Beaver Dam High School

Plans to attend Winona State University in Winona, MN and pursue studies in Therapeutic Recreation. She wants to instill in future generations that success is possible despite any limitations one may face.

Simar Garcha: Achievement Award Winner ($500 awarded)

Wayland Academy

Plans to attend the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA to study Global and Public Health before continuing to medical school. Her dream is to work for Doctors Without Borders and make a difference in health policies worldwide.

Knowlton and Johnson have an extraordinary tie to the clinic. Dr. Ken Ostermann, Beaver Dam Women’s Health co-founder, delivered these three students as newborns.

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.

Ostermann explained why the scholarship contest is important to the practice. “Beaver Dam Women’s Health is very involved in the community, and this scholarship outreach effort is an exciting way to reach out to local young people who will be the forwardthinking leaders of the future. We are thrilled to be able to provide financial support for higher education through our annual scholarship contest – it is truly inspiring to hear the career plans of these aspiring students.”

Ostermann also commented on the winner selection process. “As always, this year’s pool of scholarship applicants was very strong – and it was not easy to choose our winners,” he said. “We selected three very deserving high school students who are truly outstanding young citizens of the Beaver Dam area, and we know each 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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