Monday, May 16, 2016

Mankato West High School senior Madalyn Ottmar  has been awarded the J. Scott Sanders M.D. Memorial Scholarship through the Mankato Clinic Foundation.

The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually in remembrance of J. Scott Sanders. In May 2006, the Mankato Clinic lost Dr. Sanders, one of its most beloved physicians, pulmonologists and critical care specialists after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Sanders’ character was renowned in all aspects of his life, which resulted in an unforgettable and life-long impact on others.

The scholarship committee unanimously chose Ottmar for her essay. Per scholarship rules, applicants were to write about how character has been important in achieving their accomplishments to date, how it will be a key cornerstone of their future and how they recognize character in others. In her essay, Ottmar discussed how her own character has taken shape over the years by learning from her own mistakes.

Ottmar is the daughter of Stephanie Ottmar. In the fall, Ottmar will attend the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

Barb Sanders presents Mankato West High School senior Madalyn Ottmar with the 2016 J. Scott Sanders M.D. Memorial Scholarship.