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Recipient Chosen for Dr. Backer Memorial Scholarship

Posted by ecwadmin on May 18, 2016 in General.

The Eye Clinic of Wisconsin is happy to announce that Julia Oelke, of Merrill High School, is the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Gordon Backer Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was created to hJulia Oelkeonor Eye Clinic founder Dr. Gordon Backer after his passing in 2014. It was available to students in seven counties that were graduating high school this spring and entering college full-time in a healthcare focus.

Julia’s academic and volunteer activities, as well as her personal statement, set her apart from the other candidates. She will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this year, and intends on entering the field of Ophthalmology. Julia has been awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship to use toward her future studies.

The scholarship will renew again in 2017.