Beaver Dam Women’s Health Awards Scholarships

(Beaver Dam)  Three Beaver Dam area seniors have been named as recipients of Beaver Dam Women’s Health Awards Scholarships.  Annie Knowlton of Waupun, Madelyn Johnson of Beaver Dam, and Simar Garcha from Wayland Academy, were chosen based on their applications including essay describing 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.  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.


Dr. Ken Ostermann, co-founder of Beaver Dam Women’s Health, explained that the scholarship contest is important to their practice saying “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 forward thinking leaders of the future.”  Ostermann went on to comment that this years pool of applicants was very strong, making the selection process difficult, saying “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.”

More information about the Beaver Dam Women’s Health Scholarship program is available online at or by calling 920-885-6090.


Scholarship Winners

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.